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Thanks Logicel for your pointers.

It seems evident that once our brains are wired a certain way, rewiring is very hard, if not impossible. That is why we should make our children and grandchildren aware that tradition, revelation and authority or no replacement for evidence. We should teach our kids to always ask for evidence, just like Richard did in his letter to his 10 year old daughter

It was that wonderful man we all love who was trying to light a candle in the dark all his life. He said:
A religion that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by traditional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.
Carl Sagan

It is so sad to see that so many people who leave organized religion end up with these new age pretenders.

PS: I just came back from a three-week stay in Cuba where I gave my little DVD portable to a school, along with a complete set of Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’. It was that wonderful series that ‘saved my soul’ many, many years ago. It will do more good in Cuba than many other countries, since they stress science over religion and have complete separation of church and state.

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