Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

A U.S. presidential candidate recently came out against a vaccination because she was told by a mother, in passing, that her child got Down's Syndrome after receiving the vaccine (medical professionals say this is hogwash). That's a scary extrapolation. Is that how we should conduct medical research, develop preventions and cures and install public policy? People do the same thing every day, because the human brain tends to remember and grasp onto the time something did happen and forget or ignore the many times it didn't. Believing anecdotal events to represent broader truths is foolish and dangerous.

"Polls are inaccurate in my opinion, based upon anecdotal evidence, based upon people that I know." ― Herman Cain

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