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We wonder about what is far beyond us [link]
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Physicist, Historian of Science, Patent Agent, Teacher, Retired
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We made good progress in human rights with Obama as President. Now with the 115th congress and 45th president there are threats to reverse one hundred years of progress in human rights. So, I must keep my focus on advocating for human rights [link] here and everywhere I can.

Nothing satisfies as well as curiosity

Monday, 20 Feb 2017

Many persons have beliefs which are very important for their cultural identity. When they encounter evidence which challenges these beliefs, this threat actually strengthens their beliefs. The new strength of those beliefs is greater as ability to understand the challenging evidence is greater.

Some curious persons get great pleasure from learning new and surprising evidence — even evidence which changes their beliefs. This pleasure motivates them more strongly than maintaining beliefs important for their cultural identity. Evidence supporting this [link].

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