June 19, 2011

Yes, there are facts. Of course, there are personal opinions, too. But there’s a difference, a big one. Don’t let personal beliefs – political, social, religious – compromise facts.

For example, climate change is a fact. And lots of climate change is because of humans. Only a few scientists disagree with these facts. And those who deny the facts just hurt our world and our society. Shame on them.

How can we effectively run a world when there are so many who deny facts? How can we create a healthy society when people confuse facts with personal opinions? This fact-free attitude is growing larger and larger. Fact-free zones are spreading. Shame on us for tolerating this. Read “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe in Science,” by Chris Mooney, May/June 2011 issue of Mother Jones.

Filed under: Social Commentary

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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