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Daniel Gilbert’s dangerous idea: The idea that ideas can be dangerous.

“The most dangerous idea is the only dangerous idea: The idea that ideas can be dangerous.

“Hateful, blasphemous, prejudiced, vulgar, rude, or ignorant remarks are the music of a free society, and the relentless patter of idiots is how we know we’re in one. When all the words in our public conversation are fair, good, and true, it’s tume to make a run for the fence.”

By Daniel Gilbert, Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University in John Brockman’s ‘What is Your Dangerous Idea’, 2006.

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