To be as fair as possible, I find the Scientific American
article to be profound and absolute rubbish.
The author makes sweeping, universal generations based upon what? "Opinion polls," involving sample sizes of only 179 and of 117 responders (not that such invalid conclusions from flawed sample-size "opinion polls" are unusual, in fraudulently justifying false premises).
Rather than conducting a meaningful, statistically-significant sample sized inquiry, I suspect the author is merely clearing the hurdle of his PhD dissertation with his, 'findings."
Further, no contextual definition-of-terms is mentioned in administration of these polls. For example, what attribute is the measurement for Obamacare to be "working," among the responders? Further, all the relevant facts in the surveys mentioned (immunization, religiosity, Obamacare) are not included in the surveys, as far as we know.
For example, if every impoverished child, every unwed welfare mother, received totally free medical care, and the US economy consequently spirals into bankruptcy, is Obamacare, "working?"
This guy's associated with "advanced hindsight?" What if he were studying, "retarded foresight?"
The second link, to the Cornell study, may have some merit; however . . . I think the investigation confuses delusional mental illness behavior with, "unskilled, unaware" behavior.
Not to dismiss Normk's conscientious exposure to these concepts; much appreciated! After all, Normk got me to read, Fast and Slow Thinking
, offering significant revelation and behavioral understanding, for which I'm grateful. Yet, I've been mostly unsuccessful in conveying the concepts in the book to others; I fear I'm surrounded essentially by only "fast-thinking" individuals!