Why Do So Many Trump Supporters Deny Facts?

Denial, some psychologists say, is an evolutionary survival strategy. As humans and consciousness evolved, an understanding of the inevitability and finality of death followed. Those who could not get past the disheartening reality of looming death were selected out, because, one presumes, never leaving your cave because — “What’s the point?” — makes you vulnerable to attack by wild animals and/or enemies.

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Vicky Alvear Shecter

Vicky Alvear Shecter

Author of historical fiction set in the ancient world as well as books on mythology and history for kids.