Pulling the Thread

Intuitionists vs. Rationalists

Season 01  Episode 4

Is the government covering up secret contact with aliens? Whether or not you believe this conspiracy theory depends in part on whether you are and intuitionist (driven by gut instinct) or a rationalist (driven by hard evidence). Studies show that these different world views are increasingly driving Americans apart. How do we bridge the divide?

READ ON: What are the 'Five Reasons Why Conspiracy Theories Thrive in Science and Science Fiction'? GBH's Jackie Bruleigh explores the difference between Intuitionalists vs. Rationalists and why these modes of thinking may affect us politically.