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elmo14's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by elmo14

People like that, I mean the ones that truly believe it all, are impossible to deal with. Its like with Dennet's version of memetics where religious ideologies can be thought of as an evolved mind virus. This "everything happens for a reason" is a perfect example of a built in survival mechanism to combat against what would otherwise be overwhelming contradictory evidence.

This stuff is so obviously frivolous and transparent to someone who is equipped with even a rudimentary sense of logic, but unfortunately, due to indoctrination at such a young age, this virus takes hold of so many before they can become inoculated with the tools of reason.

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 20:17:08 UTC | #496364