If at first you don’t succeed, goes the old saying, try, try again. Good advice, up to a point. But let me offer a modification: even when you do succeed, try, try again. Tempting as it is to decla…
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«McRaney suggests that most people believe what they believe based on social cues and that this is a reasonable way for social primates to conduct themselves.»
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