Good point. The bigoted views had a supposed basis in science, which I guess I mostly overlooked. This probably explains a lot of it, but maybe not all of it.
Originally Posted by T-6005
I'm not sure what myths we fail to question today. It seems like almost everything is questioned by at least some segment of society, what with it being the information age and all. Even fringe ideas like the Sandy Hook conspiracy gains traction due to the internet.
Humans are deeply flawed and hypocritical, all of us. We all have ideals we know to be right or true that we fail to live up to on a daily basis, every one of us. Philosophers and great intellectuals are no better.
And Freud isn't discounted because he was an ass, he's discounted because his ideas were stupid. Freud is basically important because of the methodology he invented, not because of the ideas he drew from it.