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originally posted by: StanFL
a reply to: peter vlar
You might ask the question as to how anti-science beliefs are perpetuated, generation after generation. That would make a very interesting discussion, and possibly even lead to some insights on how to stop the negative effects those holding such beliefs have on society. It's easy in these short postings to just throw some slogans around, like 'not enough education' or whatever, but that does not lead to any deep insight on how to fix this problem.
Perhaps it would help to have a more open mind, and invite the more communicative of the anti-sciencers to describe how they came to their beliefs.
In my eyes, the solution is pretty simple. Treat indoctrination of children into religion prior to age 8 as child abuse.
Georgetown Study: Religion Worth $1.2 Trillion in U.S. Economy, More Than Google and Apple Combined
Pew found that a majority of the religiously unaffiliated think that religious organizations are too focused on such things as money and power, and on rules and politics.