Twitter is an anti-compassion machine that stokes our tendency to dehumanize and even hate people we don't know personally.

Four little exercises I use to combat that and crank up the compassion in my mind:
In the 1600s there were two camps of geologists:

The “flood geologists” whose starting point was that the Earth was 6,000 years old and therefore that wonders like sea shell fossils in the Grand Canyon must be a result of the biblical flood.

And the “science geologists”…
Some mantras for political thinking:

Truth is hard.

Humility is hard.

Independent thinking is hard.

Resisting tribalism is hard.

Over and over, you will forget that these things are hard, and that's probably when you'll fail at them.

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