Denial And The Nature Of Science, By Haydn Washington And John Cook

2019 Words 9 Pages
When there are stone cold facts brought to a person’s awareness, why do we as humans tend to go into a place of denial? Could it be because the information presented is painful and it’s a lot easier to reject the reality of the facts? As we all know too well that everyone can’t handle the truth. In the article, “Denial and the Nature of Science”, by Haydn Washington and John Cook, “we deny some things as they force us to confront change. We deny other things because they are just too painful {or} …. because they worry us and make us afraid” (7). When speaking about the relation between autism and vaccines, frantic parents and researchers have speculated about what causes autism. Some may question that vaccines play some sort of role within …show more content…
There’s a saying “if you knew better, you’d do better!” Pretty much says that if someone who may be informed, taught, shown maybe their actions would be a lot different. In the reading Prasad mentioned, “we characterized this explanation as being about the information environment; it implies that if voters had possessed the correct information, they would not have believed the link” (Prasad, 1). According to Prasad, “If people only knew, they would act differently” (Prasad, 4). The point I am making is that often people behave the way they do more because of the circumstances they find themselves in. I think we have all found ourselves in situations not of our choosing from time to time even though I may feel that people choose their circumstances. I believe that having the knowledge and power you can apply yourself to anything and with accurate information only assist with the process. Because people don’t know, they don’t do. Having the courage to walk in a positive life and carry yourself in a manner that is beneficial not only to you but others that may meet …show more content…
I use the word dangerous because it makes me think of the current unjust that has been taken place in this county and most of the world is in denial that it exists. When I speak of injustice I am referring to the innocent killing of young African American men with no repercussion, the disparity in crime sentencing for the same crime when it comes to people of color, the education systems in certain neighborhoods vs. others. These are some of the reason I feel very strongly about denialism, because it blinds people to the truth of what is going on in their own neighborhoods and to other people. Nothing will change if there is no recognition of the problem, rather than continuing to believe there is no issue, look at the facts. There are a lot of family's being impacted but such major issues in certain communities, but with our current President, I honestly believe it will just get worse, due to Denialism. No one wants to acknowledge there is an

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