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Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

It may be argued that most people hold most of their views on most subjects (outside of their specific areas of expertise, if any) for irrational reasons.

  1. This is particularly so where there is believed to be a consensus of experts in favour of a particular view (eg. the theory of evolution) which may therefore be accepted quite uncritically by the majority.
  2. In times when religious views represented the common outlook, the majority would have accepted these views as most modern persons do the materialistic / scientific world view.
  3. This dereliction of duty is inescapable because of the pressure to live one's life and the general necessity to assume that the burden of proof has been correctly apportioned to the experts.

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