Julia Galef talks about this topic in her book “The Scout Mindset.” The scout mindset is the mindset of truth-seeking, and she opposes it to the soldier mindset. Having a soldier mindset means defending your beliefs for reasons other than truth as if you were fighting a war of ideas instead of trying to figure out what’s going on. She makes the case that the scout mindset is way more helpful than the soldier mindset.
I like the concept of the “Scout Mindset”.
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