“Like pesky wasps buzzing circles around us, people who act as if they were the sole expert on a subject put us on edge. In halls of learning where we least expect it, in governments, in religious temples, in businesses, in marriages and families, dogmatism is the arrogant voice of certainty that closes one’s mind, damages relationships, and threatens peaceful coexistence on this planet”(Chapter 1, p. 8).
Title: What's So Wrong With Being Absolutely Right: The Dangerous Nature of Dogmatic Belief
Author: Judy J. Johnson, PhD
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York
Release Date: January, 2009.
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