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<!-- -->The Holocast-denier comparison is a very hot emotional button to push, and as such carries some baggage. It would be nice to have a better way to say it, unfortunately, there really are large numbers of people who have maintained closed minds based on a feeling that evolution rejection must be okay because so many do it. Thus, I see why it is necessary to hold forth an example in which many people are seen forcefully asserting something they hold as deep truth, but are clearly, completely wrong. It is only through the understanding of the basic nature of people to believe wrong things that we come to appreciate the need to always check our ideas against objective evidence.

"A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses it is an idea that possesses the mind." -- Robert Oxton Bolt

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:47:00 UTC | #391284