Point-of-reference bias; religious conservatism

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  1. This is bassically what Popper argues in towards a rational theory of tradition, but adds that we have to take some background knowledge as unproblematic in order to co-ordinate ourselves in the world, and there is not time when we do not take some background knowledge to be unproblematic. When we are investigating the world, we have to be aware that our background knowledge can be made problematic at any time. It is a refutation of your later post, that people do actually change their problematic background knowledge, otherwise we would still be touching fire and getting in the way of cars and all sorts. People are rational in so far as they do this, and they do do this.

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