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Why You Should Question Everything
The thing about science is that it's reliable. It's not perfect, but it's better than anything else we have. Look around you and you'll see a civilization built on science, not magic.
Science is a tool. It's not a religion; it's not a moral system. It can be used for good or bad. It can be wrong. It can have gaps that need explaining.
But it works. It has given us life-saving medicine. It has given us all the conveniences that we take for granted today, but which would seem miraculous to someone from 200 years ago.
In contrast, how much good has superstition given to the world? It may have given comfort and hope to the helpless, but could we not have come up with a way of doing that that didn't involve so much abuse and exploitation?
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Being highly educated doesn't make you immune to deception. So many are taught what to think, not how to think.
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Commonly misunderstand how our mind works. Counter-intuitive. We think we see and recall everything accurately, but we fool ourselves every step of the way.
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Steve Jobs best example of misplaced faith in alternative medicine. Diagnosed with (treatable) pancreatic cancer, he wasted so much time trying hydrotherapy, acupuncture and herbal remedies that he delayed scientific treatment until it was too late.
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Still Moon landing deniers. Yet how many people would have to keep it secret? Surely one of the thousands involved would have been tempted to cash in with their story after all these years.
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