But in real life, it doesn't work out that way.
People engage in "motivated reasoning" all the time. They seek to confirm their biases. And the more cognitive capacity you have, the more you engage in motivated reasoning.
In her book, The Influential Mind, Tali Sharot makes this observation after summarizing experiments in which those people who were the most analytical were the worst at assessing data:
The fundamental question about Book of Mormon geography is whether we follow the prophets or the intellectuals and scholars.
President Benson warned, "The learned may feel the prophet is only inspired when he agrees with them, otherwise the prophet is just giving his opinion—speaking as a man..."