We are losing the skeptics, and that is not a good thing.
We are making those who don’t accept hegemony of thought pay a very hefty price. This is wrong. We need them. Because even if they are wrong nine times out of ten, the tenth time is crucial.
We don’t have to follow the crazies, nor accept demagoguery from people with weak ethical and moral fiber. But we must leave the public square open to everyone.
Only by listening and paying attention can we hope to separate the crazy people from the prophets.