Nearly all graduates of American high schools have not learned how to reason from evidence and have never learned a thing about the history and workings of logic.
Boy, ain’t that the truth.
I went through 12 years of private schools, a couple of college degrees in STEM and Ed Sociology, aced pretty much anything I could get my hands on, and …..well, let’s just say that IQ was never a problem.
I never learned shit on how to reason from evidence in any school I was ever at. So it’s not just high school, it’s most college curriculum as well.
Know where I learned it? USENET. I spent years on the political and religion boards getting my ass handed to me every time I voiced anopinion and couldn’t back it up. EVENTUALLY, I learned to formulate a cogent argument, and dissect irrational ones without chasing my tail.
It amazes me every day to see so many people so damn cocksure about what they believe, and when challenged, have no friggin’ idea why they believe it.