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Posted by Harvey on June 7, 2002 22:05:06 UTC

What I said is that I believe your background limits you. Maybe I'm mistaken, but one of the benefits of going to public school is that you get out from underneath the purse strings of your parents whom already exercise a great deal of influence in your life. Home schools are without question usually better at educating effectively, however if there are 'gaps' or prejudices, these will be passed along to you.

You have received, what apparently to me, is nothing short of an indoctrination. That might be okay for going to college and even getting a job, but when it comes to understanding the world that is 'out there', I feel genuinely sorry for your situation. That's not to say you can't overcome some of the disadvantages, but 16 is very late in life to be exposed to other cognitive frameworks and being able to have an open mind about those other frameworks.

***"(numerology, flat earth societies, young earth creationism, astrology, hallow earth theories, etc)" These are, except for YEC.***

I'm afraid that you don't understand. There is no difference with YEC once you reject scientific inferences as your guiding framework to understanding nature. This is why it is so important that you follow through with these discussions (with Luis, Mario, Richard, Rich, and myself). You have a way of ending the discussion and this doesn't allow you the opportunity to come to a point to where you begin to contradict and propose preposterous notions (e.g., what Aaron began to do with light speed being so variable as to account for all stellar history taking place in 6,000 years). When you don't follow through with being contradicted, you won't clearly see the erroneousness of your beliefs.

Sorry I have to provide this message as tough as I have, but I'm afraid that your hard-headedness is the reason. I don't consider you a troll though. I hope you don't consider me one either.

Warm regards, Harv

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