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Word of the Day: Shermer’s Law

Michael Shermer made a useful distinction between how we came to a belief and how we now defend that belief. Often, we came to a belief without much consideration, but if we’re forced to defend it, we won’t admit the weak justification. Rather, we’ll apply all our intellect to cobble together our best defense and then fool ourselves that that’s the reason. [Read more...]

Jesus and Santa Claus

Imagine two kids arguing about Santa. Defending Santa’s existence may be easier than you imagine. Indeed, rationalization can defend just about any belief, including belief in Jesus. [Read more...]


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