I haven’t blogged in a while. Mostly it has been because I was afraid that there was little I could say about the Kavanaugh confirmation and its sexual assault allegations that would avoid offending a lot of people. Fortunately, that episode seems to be behind us.
But, today I came across a great article by Jonathan Rauch, called The Constitution of Knowledge. Please read it.
Rauch has a lot of interesting things to say about the modern crisis of epistemic health, Trump’s trolling, and institutions that can help support the success of truth-seeking.
He ends up being optimistic, as I have been, even though there’s plenty to worry about over the short term. And, that has helped me retain my optimism as well.