In other words, people rejected the validity of a scientific source because its conclusion contradicted their deeply held views—and thus the relative risks inherent in each scenario. A hierarchal individualist finds it difficult to believe that the things he prizes ( commerce, industry, a man’s freedom to possess a gun to defend his family ) (PDF) could lead to outcomes deleterious to society. Whereas egalitarian communitarians tend to think that the free market causes harm, that patriarchal families mess up kids, and that people can’t handle their guns. The study subjects weren’t “anti-science”—not in their own minds, anyway. It’s just that “science” was whatever they wanted it to be. “We’ve come to a misadventure, a bad situation where diverse citizens, who rely on diverse systems of cultural certification, are in conflict,” says Kahan .
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(20) “The Watchers” (9/19/67)
Vincent tracks down an electronics wizard who is helping the aliens in hopes of securing a cure for his blind niece.
Teleplay by Jerry Sohl and Earl Hamner, Jr.
Story by Earl Hamner, Jr. and “Michael Adams” (Meyer Dolinsky).
Directed by Jesse Hibbs.
Guest Stars: Shirley Knight, Kevin McCarthy, Leonard Stone, Walter Brooke, Robert Yuro, Harry Hickox, John Zaremba, Paul Sorenson, James Seay, Marlowe Jensen.
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