Skeptics And True Believers
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skeptics and true believers
In the first chapter, Raymo, opens with talk of his childhood. He brings to the
surface the fact that children will believe just about anything they are told. In this chapter
Raymo explains how people grow frm children into grown sdluts, peolpe somehow retain
some of a child’s ability to believe in the unbelievable. It is the True Believer that retains “
an absolute in some forms of empirically unverifiable make-belive...” (13), wheras the
Skeptic always “keeps a wary eye even on firmly established facts.”(14) For an example,
Raymo uses the Shroud of Turin, which simplly a linen cloth that has the likeness of a man
on it ( some belive this man to be Christ). He tells of a time when the Roman Catholic
authorities allowed scientists to radiocarbon date the Shroud. Small samples of the Shroud
where sent with three samples controls of known age, to three independant labs. All three
properly dated the co...
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