This is something we too often forget. I hope you find this article as helpful as I did. Please be sure to thank the author for writing it.
It seems like most people have a very similar tendency. If we are shown an image enough times we begin to accept it as real even when we know it is a caricature. Caricatures are used all the time to help communicate a point. I have seen characteristics exaggerated to highlight what can be overlooked. I have also seen caricatures used to simplify that which is hard to fathom. The problem is when the caricature becomes so engrained that we begin to believe the distortion.
Most of us are familiar with maps of the United States…
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