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Historical amnesia
Immune from reality
Mind manipulation
Believing beyond reason
Over emotional and under educated
Ignorance: Key word is IGNORANCE
Existential: EGGS ah stench al
Intellectual Horsepower
Group psychology (same principle as Religion)
Romantic Symbolism (Bible)

Thoughts pull the levers of emotion.

HT keep a secret, seen on Blue bloods. Tom Selleck knows some sensitive information. His friends wants Tom to tell him the confidential information.
Tom is reluctant, and says “Can you keep a secret?”
His friend says “yeah sure”.
Tom says, “so can I”.


Book smart

To study history, science or any worthwhile subject is an escape from ignorance!__BN 2020 New Year’s Eve.

“Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.” Enlightenment, Pinker

Life expectancy for the world as a whole was 29. These numbers are in the range of expected life spans for MOST OF HUMAN history. Enlightenment, Pinker

In 1800, no country in the world had a life expectancy above 40. Enlightenment, Pinker

senescence /səˈnesəns/ I. noun 1. [Biology] the condition or process of deterioration with age. 2. [Biology] loss of a cell's power of division and growth. II. derivatives senescent /səˈnes(ə)nt / adjective


Saa NESS cents

He refers to OT as Hebrew Bible, and NT as Christian Bible. I like this.

For most of human history, war was the natural pastime of governments, peace a mere respite between wars. Pinker
Stopped p233.

From our Declaration of Independence

Jefferson's "original Rough draught" is on exhibit in the Library of Congress. This version was used by Julian Boyd to create a transcript of Jefferson's draft, which reads: "We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent &; inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, &the pursuit of happiness." The Committee of Five edited Jefferson's draft. Their version survived further edits by the whole Congress intact, and reads: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."


Among the perquisites of freedom is the freedom of people to screw up their own lives.__Pinker

humans are vulnerable to illusions and fallacies. Our brains are limited in their capacity to process information and evolved in a world without science, scholarship, and other forms of fact-checking.—Pinker

The standard explanation of the madness of crowds is ignorance: a mediocre education system has left the populace scientifically illiterate, at the mercy of their cognitive biases, and thus defenseless against airhead celebrities, cable-news gladiators, and other corruptions from popular culture. Pinker

anthropologist John Tooby adds that preposterous beliefs are more effective signals of coalitional loyalty than reasonable ones.talking about BLUE LIES. Pinker

“If either the right wing or the left wing gained control of the country, it would fly around in circles.” Pat Paulson enlightenment book.

when people become more intellectually curious and scientifically literate, they stop believing in miracles. --Pinker

knowledge is better than superstition and ignorance.--Pinker

DNA doesn't lie, but religions do! -- Inspired by FBI show

God is a synonym for math, science and laws of physics--Pinker
Religion is an extremely popular superstition.


“Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.”

Promises are prison__Picard

Click Bait

Almost everybody has gone down one psychological rabbit hole or another. Especially religions. BN 2021

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.... During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution.”
― James Madison, A Memorial And Remonstrance, On The Religious Rights Of Man: Written In 1784-85

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.

[Letter objecting to the use of government land for churches, 1803]”
― James Madison


“Religion is the giant placebo pill of psychology.” BN