This is a fantastic research finding:
young children, in their play and interactions with their surroundings, learn from statistics, experiments and from the actions of others in much the same way that scientists do. [Source]
Imagine what the world would look like if we allowed (even encouraged?) our children to continue thinking intuitively – the way nature has gifted all of us. Even illiterates would work out new solutions to complex problems.
But, instead, we indoctrinate babies with (a) religion and (b) social mores (e.g. their "status" in life). We literally FRIGHTEN the wits out of them.
That's the "great" contribution of religion and social mores: to destroy our children's brain.
Look at the mess religions have made. Every second day some crazy guy gets up and starts killing someone else because he doesn't see the world AS IT IS, but as someone else tells him to think of it. Some fool said something thousands of years ago. We don't even have ANY evidence about these ancient statements, but we "believe" in them. We are made to believe in them, on pain of excommunication, social ostracism.
Maybe, before we talk about liberating mankind, we need to liberate our babies from the chains of MAN MADE ghosts, fairies, Santas, saints, and gods.
Let's NEVER teach any child such nonsense.
Let's not set up hierarchies and "social" mores in the minds of our children.
Let children explore. Let them learn.
They will emerge as wonderful adults – if only they are spared religion and social "mores" and hierarchies.
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