Religion will outlast all of its critics

"If something that does not make sense to you (say, religion -- if you are an atheist -- or some other age-old habit or practice called irrational); if that something has been around for a very, very long time, then, irrational or not, you can expect it to stick around much longer, and outlive those who call for its demise." -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile, p. 335

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  1. "If something that does not make sense to you (say, torture of prisoners of war -- if you are human rights activist or a pacifist -- or some other age-old habit or practice called irrational); if that something has been around for a very, very long time, then, irrational or not, you can expect it to stick around much longer, and outlive those who call for its demise."

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    1. Very cute Prateek.

      In fact, yes, torture of prisoners of war WILL outlive you and me, by a long, long time. So what's your point?

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  2. Call the Smithsonian why don't you

    https://youtu.be/Ob4b-EGgI9Y

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