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The puzzle of dogma

By Phil Plait

reddit user jerfoo created a lovely and simple photo series demonstrating the difference between experimental science - testing data and finding things out based on evidence - and dogmatic faith - belief in something rigidly and without wavering.

Read the whole thing; it's wonderfully done. It's been making the rounds on the net, and I like the way it's set up and the message it delivers. Not everyone is so unwavering in their dogma, but enough people are (especially those who run this country) that this should be required reading by the time every US citizen reaches elementary school.

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