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I find the same dilemma that you do, comparing certainties of belief. It has occured to me that a liberal education during a post-modernist era has permanently impaired my ability to make judgments. It has also occured to me that there's a qualitative difference in the two kinds of belief, such that they actually deserve to have different words describing them. I think we throw around the word "belief" a little loosely.

ID v. evolution has consumed the Museum-L list-serve on several occasions. This is a group that includes natural historians, educators, artists, historians...in other words, professionals with respect for science and culture. It gets pretty fiery.

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