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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.
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