Why you don't have the right to be taken seriously

Dave Kinkead Sep 3, 2018

In an age of fake news and social media echo chambers, Dr Peter Ellerton argues that while all people are worthy of respect, not all ideas deserve the same treatment. ​By separating our ideas from our identities, we are able to look at ideas through the lens of a brutal meritocracy, where we can discriminate between a good or bad idea without disrespecting the person who delivered it.

Peter Ellerton is a director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and a lecturer in critical thinking and education. This talk was originally presented at TEDx Brisbane.