3rd January 2013

“Teaching kids to arbitrarily accept a set of baseless assertions is damaging enough. Teaching them to ignore contradictory evidence is downright dangerous.”


6 Responses to “3rd January 2013”

  1. Greg Says:

    I agree. It’s child abuse, plain and simple.

  2. electra Says:

    Skepticism is a virtue around our house. I used to tell my kids bullshit stories when they were little until they realized the lie and called BS on me. First time I tried this I had to explain what I was doing. Now they’ve got pretty well developed BS detectors.

  3. Bruce Williams Says:

    The Jesuits said, “give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.

  4. Kittie Says:

    It also creates trust issues. How could I take parental guidance from people who believed such crap? Looking back I can see how this played into my so called “rebelliousness”… and probably still does.

  5. Jeff Says:

    Left on, Greg – Child abuse, pure and simple. Thou shalt not mess with another human being’s ability to REASON. The first commandment of the Atheist!

    Capt’Z: Reach for “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” next, if I might suggest the next item on the RH reading list, then go to his Future History series of short stories and novellas, collected in the book “The Past Through Tomorrow”.

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Plato’s Allegory of the Cave keeps coming to mind.