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    and as a species we've always filled gaps in knowledge with narrative speculation. It's given us religions, King Arthur and Robin Hood, with very little evidence to support them.

    Ask a child to explain something they don't understand and they'll spin a tale out of thin air. That trait may someday be seen as our greatest gift to the universe. "They do write great fiction."

    Problems arise when people insist on their narrative, in spite of obvious evidence to the contrary.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Wed May 22, 2013 at 03:05:06 PM PDT

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