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Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness" →

TED Talks are one of my favourite things in the world, and this talk by Margaret Heffernan is no exception. In this intriguing talk, she discusses the human propensity for “willful blindness,” the legal term which indicates that the actor has made a conscious choice to ignore knowledge.

Willful blindness is a pressing issue: we burn fossil fuels despite mounting evidence that it’s causing vast ecological damage, we harbor over-generalized hatred and resentment for large segments of the populations in which we are a part, etc. It has to stop!