This is such an excellent series of articles that I couldn’t choose just one. Why people allow themselves to be so shamefully manipulated by pseudo-experts spouting pseudo-science in support of whatever the current social fads and trends are I will never fully understand. My mother wasn’t a college graduate, nor was she even a high school graduate. However, she taught us all critical thinking skills. She taught us to question everything and everybody, as well as the research abilities and information processing skills we needed to come to educated conclusions. Are people today just too lazy to think? Have they accepted that thinking is something better left to those who claim to be their intellectual superiors?