I tried to convey this point to someone else, after reading this point right here.
My effort went along the lines of failure to address the actual information offered and prejudging the information offered based upon the quality of the presentation, or the quality of the messenger, can result in acceptance of a lie well covered in a coating of sugar, and a result of rejection of a useful fact due to the opposite effect.
In other words:
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is contempt prior to examination.”
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