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The Proper Use of Humility

Humility demands an appreciating what we do NOT know, and the PURSUIT of counter-evidence.

To take up the first example in the article, this applies to creationism versus simple evolution (random chance plus natural selection being sufficient).

People should learn the case for evolution before adamantly deciding that Genesis is literally true. Many do not, despite the rather insurmountable case against it.

BY THE SAME TOKEN, people should learn the case against random chance and natural selection being sufficient to explain everything we know, and an appreciation of how much we still don't know, before adamantly deciding it is true. Many do not, despite the strength of the case against it, as well.