I love this. My favorite myth is “You shouldn’t date your friends.” Actually your mate should be your best friend. That’s the foundation of love, unless you don’t “do love” but just lust and call it love, in which case, never mind.

with Alex Berezow ● Thu 22 July, 2021
Hello again Big Thinkers!

Challenging conventional wisdom is something we delight in at Big Think. Just because everybody believes in X doesn’t make X true.

This week, we have multiple stories that challenge conventional wisdom: Everybody loves free speech. Wrong. The civilization on Easter Island suffered a catastrophic collapse. Wrong. Dinosaurs would still be alive if the asteroid never hit. Wrong. You shouldn’t date your friends. Wrong.

Perhaps modern-day philosopher Weird Al Yankovic was right when he sang, “Everything you know is wrong.”

Stay cool,

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