“...people quickly come to regard as their own personal property that which they have learned and had passed on to them at the universities and academies. If someone else comes along with new ideas that contradict the Credo and in fact even threaten to overturn it, then all passions are raised against this threat and no method is left untried to suppress it. People resist it in every way possible way pretending not to have heard about it, or speaking disparagingly of it as if it were not even worth the effort of looking into the matter.
And so a new truth can have a long wait before finally being accepted.”
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Holocaust history and the Texas sharpshooter fallacy!
The danger of over-interpreting coincidences explodes when we single them out after the fact. It is like someone thinking they are psychic who crows about a correct prediction cherry-picked from a long list of blunders he hopes everyone's forgotten. It's called the Texas sharpshooter fallacy — referring to the marksman who shoots a bullet into a barn wall and then paints a circular target around the hole to make it look like he is a crack shot. ~ Prof Steven Pinker
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “History does not belong to any one group, state or political project. It belongs to us all. History must be constantly re-examined and analysed; accepted versions should be challenged; and accepted interpretations should be interrogated.” -- Ken Loach