Your letter reminded me of one of the most mind-boggling experiences I had. I watched . In Miracle, before the segment started, he told the audience that he will use the tricks of religious healers to heal them and that there was nothing magic going on. He then conjured something that certainly looked to everyone like faith-healing. As the show ended, a family member of mine said “I don’t know… I’m still skeptical”. I was bewildered, “What?” I thought, “Skeptical that he healed them after admitting it was a trick? Or skeptical of his admission of a trick, it was a double trick and actually magic?”
Knowledge is accumulated through observation of reality.
We invent conjectures, then test them against reality and ditch what is refuted. What remains is knowledge.
Creatures morph as they live and turn into new species over time.
The offspring of creatures are born with variations, and the environment selects the most fit.
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