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Credulity
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I have frcquently s('('u hook~, thc authors of which said of certain things-"it is not known"-or "it can not be explained." In such cases a more correet mode of exprm;sion would be "I do not know" 01' "I cau not explain,"-beeause in some such cases others eould have explained to the authors what they said could not he explained. Yet there are some statements that are so preposterous, so contrary to our experience, that we are justified in proclaiming them to he impossible; yet such statem(mts may be made and believed in good faith by some who are more credulous. This disposition to believe readily, is the basis on which rests mueh of the superstructure of the various religions and mythologies of the world.