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One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them
Brave New World
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"You might as well ask if it's natural to do up one's trousers with zippers," said the Controller sarcastically.

"You remind me of another of those old fellows called Bradley. He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reason for what one believes by instinct. As if one believed anything by instinct! One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons–that's philosophy. People believe in God because they've been conditioned to.

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