Re: Debunking pseudoscience: Why horoscopes really work

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Thu Nov 15 2001 - 14:37:43 GMT

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    > Life goes too fast to apply cumbursome scientific scrutiny
    > every time you
    > receive information. Hence, it may be that it's part of our `naive'
    > nature to easily accept matters, developing a sense of skepsis
    > may come only
    > after long practise.

    But not too fast that skepsis, the attitude of _not having the
    information to know_, could not be adopted immediately. There is
    no reason to just accept an answer. But, there are much
    manipulative reasons to feed you answers. Is it naive to swallow
    these answers without questioning? Or is the lack of time and
    opportunity for critical and scientific thinking for the young
    mind more a lack of responsibility to tell the truth and make
    the path to the truth available on the part of the religious?

    Providing a tunnel for the young to develop in is the prime duty
    of tribal culture.

    To a life without memes.

    - Wade

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