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Would you go to your Banker for dental advice?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (23169points) October 4th, 2020

Probably not, so why do people choose to believe their politicians over the scientists and experts on Covid19?

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Jeruba's avatar

Some people do. The ones who do are telling you how lost they are.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Actually I went to my dentist and he put me in touch with a good architect for something I was building, so the answer for me could easily be yes

jca2's avatar

@elbanditoroso: That’s a referral. That’s not the same.

tedibear's avatar

I’ve worked in several dental offices in a couple of positions. Currently, I’m a banker. So yes, you would get decent dental advice from me.

To answer your real question, there are people who want to hear only the things they already believe. If a politician says to them what they want to hear, scientifically sound or not, they will believe it wholeheartedly. The same idea applies to religious leaders and their flocks.

LadyMarissa's avatar

As was pointed out in Forrest Gump “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Nomore_lockout's avatar

No, but I have been known to go to a dentist for banking advice, so go figure.

LogicHead's avatar

IF it were advice about the cost of dental work, certainly. These kinds of questions build the answer right in and it takes logic training to spot it. But you have been spotted ;)

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