Atheism Quotes – Phil Plait

Today’s Atheism quote comes from Phil Plait, also known as the Bad Astronomer.

“The more we teach people to simply accept anecdotal stories, hearsay, cherry-picked data (picking out what supports your claims but ignoring what doesn’t), and, frankly, out-and-out lies, the harder it gets for people to think clearly. If you cannot think clearly, you cannot function as a human being. I cannot stress this enough. Uncritical thinking is tearing this world to pieces, and while astrology may not be at the heart of that, it has its role.” – Phil Plait

Perfectly stated.  This world only improves with increased critical thinking.

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