Sex free america

Posted by / 19-Mar-2018 07:18

And if the ’60s amounted to a national nervous breakdown, we are probably mistaken to consider ourselves over it.

Each of us is on a spectrum somewhere between the poles of rational and irrational.

By my reckoning, the solidly reality-based are a minority, maybe a third of us but almost certainly fewer than half.

The credible becomes incredible and the incredible credible.Only a third strongly disbelieve in telepathy and ghosts.Two-thirds of Americans believe that “angels and demons are active in the world.” More than half say they’re absolutely certain heaven exists, and just as many are sure of the existence of a personal God—not a vague force or universal spirit or higher power, but some guy.A third of us believe not only that global warming is no big deal but that it’s a hoax perpetrated by scientists, the government, and journalists.A third believe that our earliest ancestors were humans just like us; that the government has, in league with the pharmaceutical industry, hidden evidence of natural cancer cures; that extraterrestrials have visited or are visiting Earth.

Sex free america-41Sex free america-61Sex free america-29

Almost a quarter believe that vaccines cause autism, and that Donald Trump won the popular vote in 2016. When I say that a third believe X and a quarter believe Y, it’s important to understand that those are different thirds and quarters of the population.