As such a true sceptic will usually be an outsider, because the masses like to agree and are rarely too concerned with the truth.
Indeed if we accept, as Mr Huxley explained, that the brains of apes and humans are fundamentally similar it is not surprising that most Homo sapiens value belonging and status above the truth.
Indeed explaining why someone in a position of authority is wrong, rarely aids survival or improves status in a communal society (ape or human).
Of course, politics and values are important, even if they rarely have anything to do with the pursuit of the truth.
Notes and Links
*As discussed in Part 1 of this series, see
The picture of the monkey is from http://encefalus.com/
The day I downloaded the image the homepage read: “You know what, people are stupid. People are utterly stupid. And the problem is that they are so stupid that they don’t even realize it.”