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  • leweb
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    Doctors generally have a higher level of critical thinking that most people. The problem with fake news is simply that most people are very, very stupid.

    • AdelleChattre
      +4

      Doctors generally have a higher level of critical thinking that most people.

      Source?

      • leweb
        +4

        I'm making the (I think reasonable) assumption that higher education is correlated to ability to think critically.

        • AdelleChattre (edited 1 month ago)
          +3

          I doubt that very much. Mastery of existing dogma may well require analytical thinking, but that’s a very different thing than thinking critically. Your original statement was about doctors. The expectation of strict adherence to accepted dogma in medicine is, as far as I’ve been told by the likes of Dr. Stanley Jacob, far stronger than in other fields.

          • leweb
            +2

            This is true, and it happens in other fields of science as well. But what we're comparing to here is "most people". I still don't think you can make a case for a typical doctor having the same capacity for critical thinking as an uneducated person. But I'm willing to agree to disagree on this one for now, I don't know of anyone who has looked into this particular problem.

        • Gozzin
          +3

          So true,since I have some. I also had a friend in hs who believed in woowoo and just made nonsense up as she went along. Strange.

    • kxh (edited 1 month ago)
      +3

      Doctors generally have a higher level of critical thinking that most people.

      I wish.

      The problem with fake news is simply that most people are very, very stupid.

      Probably true. Also fake news writers are very smart.

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