Lots of heat in there! Everyone is different in how they are tugged by a topic. We are very much part of a complex and subconscious value system. Some have areas of definite analytical and critical approach and at the same time have other areas of their lives that are strongly emotion and intuition driven that are highly refractory to analysis. Here is a link to one mans rethinking of his thinking. http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/ Re examining our prejudices is something we do reluctantly because it commonly has the connotation of admitting that we were previously wrong. It really should be an occasion for thanksgiving but that is not the way we are wired.