In praise of nuance.

Things are either black or white and they come in 15 second emotionally charged sound bites! If things are black and white and you can choose the correct option (because they're always both black and white options), then the entire world can be explained in a series of 15 second emotionally charged sound bites.   

But as much as talking heads want us to believe that, few serious people would say they could sum up what they've learned in 15 seconds without diluting its truth and power to a point of trite platitudes devoid of meaning. 

But just because there are not wide swaths of black and white, doesn't mean things are actually gray. There are black and white pixels which look gray from a distance. 

We must do the hard work of exploring nuance and coming to conclusions based on nuance.