Ants and bees and wolves co-operate, but only in limited groups whose members all know each other. As Yuval Hariri points out, we humans, however, co-operate on a daily basis with others around the world about whom we know little except that they believe in the same stories; be that the company mission, the Bible, the Koran, the US Constitution, the United Nations Charter, conspiracy theories, or Voodoo and its modern-day, misbegotten cousin QAnon, or the revisionist history beloved of authoritarians from the Pharaohs to contemporary politicians.
Stories can hurt as well as heal, which brings us back to the need to teach children Infoliteracy Skills so that they can discover and reveal their Justified Beliefs.
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Excerpted from my book Hybrid Learning.