Re: Dawkins was right all along

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Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 13:31:14 BST

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    >If a child is learned to have no beliefs,

    That ain't what I said. I said a child begins with no beliefs, and, no
    reason to form any.

    A belief (which word, again, I _only_ use in the sense of an unsupported
    declaration of a mechanism of the universe, if you will, like gods and
    homeopathy and 'vote democrat') can only be learned from others (possibly
    with an agenda to stop you from discovering real things), because, if one
    studies the universe, unbiasedly, like a child will do, one can only
    discover facts, and facts lead to theories, and theories lead to
    experiment and verification, and verification leads to a 'pretty sure
    this is how things work' declaration, not an 'I believe the qi was

    >You can't believe in nothing, if you do... you do believe !!

    Belief should have nothing to do with it.

    - Wade

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