Thus “high confidence” did not get translated into “they are sure”, while “medium confidence“ did get translated into “they are not sure“.

In “The Blank Slate”, Dr. Steven Pinker says our hunter-gatherer ancestors who were risk-averse and stayed within the “known ways” were more likely to pass their genetic traits down. The result is that we are not genetically hardwired to analyze and handle risk very well.

This is seen in the climate change debate. The media tries to portray the phenomenon as either 0% or 100% — — because that is what the audience wants to hear. However, this portrayal does not reflect the true situation. Thus our attempts at reasonable public policy seem to be futile.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store