People often use critical thinking skills when buying expensive things such as cars. It’s rare for someone to make their multi-thousand dollar purchase with thoughts like “I don’t see any reason why the car salesman might try to misdirect me”. Some research on details such as mileage, recalls, and alternatives are usually made in advance of signing on the dotted line. But with science, and politics, and conspiracy theories? Not so much.
February 16, 2022