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- Psychological illusionist Derren Brown presents magic as an analogy for how we process the world around us. In the same way we believe in a trick by forming a narrative around it, we can tell ourselves stories in life.
- It's important to maintain a sense of skepticism. But it's equally as important to recognize the edges of usefulness in being skeptical.
- For example, an atheist can be skeptical of religion while still admitting that the narratives around religion might be valuable and psychologically useful.
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