Thinking Challenge

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Most American scientists would agree that there is a very slight probability a person could walk through a wall based on current quantum mechanical interpretations.

However, most American scientists have the tacit assumption that there is no chance whatsoever that the United States of America could possibly be anything less than a force for good and benevolence in this world.

Why is that?

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The Black Death that swept through Europe was not nearly as bad as the decimation of the Native populations upon European contact. So why is the Black Death portrayed as so much worse?

In that same vein, why is that mild tragedy for us as Westerners is made to seem so much worse than complete annihilation of foreigners?

 

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