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Epiphenom: Religion Occupies Some Kind of Half-Way House Between Fact and Opinion

20 May

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This seems to explain my frustration with religion:

Children as young as 5 years seem to represent other minds as capable of containing conflicting beliefs. Additionally, around the age of 7 years, children become more likely to say that two people whose preferences conflict can both be right. This developmental shift may reflect children’s increasing experience with contradictory preferences as they begin elementary school and learn to navigate the conflicting preferences of their peers.

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