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View Poll Results: How blindly do you trust superior entities?

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  1. #41
    & Badger, Ratty and Toad Mole's Avatar
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    Skepticism and the Suspension of Disbelief

    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I agree with you.

    But growing up in an unbalanced manner can be painful. Something needs to balance skepticism, but I am not sure that that is.
    Perhaps we can balance skepticism with the suspension of disbelief.

    When we exercise, the recovery period is as important as the exercise, so when we are skeptical the suspension of disbelief is as important as the skepticism.

    So the suspension of disbelief is the recovery period of the rigours of skepticism

    And the suspension of disbelief gives us everything from movies, art, sculpture, dance, music, ritual, literature and religion.

    And indeed the suspension of disbelief gives us something to be skeptical about.

    So perhaps suspension and skepticism are two sides of the same coin.

  2. #42
    No moss growing on me Giggly's Avatar
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    2 sx/so


    A good amount.

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