This sounds like the concept of “Epistemic learned helplessness”, which some argue is a good thing. http://squid314.livejournal.com/350090.html

Are you knowledgable enough to know you are not knowledgable enough to evaluation all the arguments on both sides and hence you wisely? give up and believe in the experts.

To the extreme taking such a viewpoint absolutely and for all things is of course damaging.

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