Thank you for your input @GazzaFx - I think there are a couple of issues here “People” do know “how to think” but sometimes they do not realise “When” to think !
The Jesuits (Hard Line Catholic “educator priests” ) had a saying - "Give me a child until he is SEVEN - I will give you the man ! "
For example take a look at this - Apparently the numbers are at an all-time Low - but just see how huge they still are !
So the burden of this point is that nearly 4 people in every 10 in the USA "believe " something which is simply not possible - and bear in mind They are still allowed to Vote !
Another 4 in every 10 “Believe” in evolution, BUT that “God guided the process” !
The remaining 2 people in evry 10 “Believe” that the thinking of the other 8 in every 10 may be flawed !
So it is that for the “Hard line 38%” This is simply “Learned behaviour” to which they have clearly Not applied “Critical thought” in any meaningful way. They were “taught” to “think this” as children and will no doubt pass on the same Beliefs to their own children. Just like so many “Global Warmist zealots” - No doubt, if challenged they could come up with an argument that 97% of “experts agree” and indeed if the sample was taken in the same way and the same assumptions were made, they too would be proven “Correct” especially if anyone who said “hey wait a minute - have you thought about …?” was simply ridiculaed and excluded from the “discussion” by personal slanderous attacks on their “past” and their “friendships”, whom they spoke to and whose employment was attacked in the manner known so well to SJWs.
Now we have trusted the education of our children to “Professional educators” who have made careers out of indoctrinating OUR children with the fallacies of “Identity Politics” and setting “Groups” against other groups - and in particular every group against the “Hated white male patriarchy”
If we “oldies” who were taught the art of “Critical thinking” as a part of our formal educations fail to do our best to pass the principles on to the youngest we can and to the best of our abilities, The likely repeating of regimes such as were demostrated huge failures in Communist Russia and Maoist China ( Well over 100,000,000 murders between them ) ALL in the name of the "Oppressed proletariat" -
The one common factor is that the rights of the individual were made subsidiary to the “Rights” of the “Group”. Just take a look at the “rights” of the various “Oppressed Groups” nowadays being supreme and completely dominating the “Rights” of Individuals !
As I said - throughout the world - People are Beginning to Wake up !
This is an opportunity, possibly the LAST opportunity to change the world back again, so our children’s children learn to “Question EVERYTHING” they are told to "take on trust " !
[Maybe just maybe - this could “Save the world” ]