Sat Apr 30 22:35:35 EDT 2005

What do people actually believe?

Do people actually believe the things they're supposed about things like race and the sexes? They say they believe all kinds of things that have only the spottiest connection with how they act and what they say elsewhere.

Mostly I think they're confused, or avoid problems by distinguishing between their official beliefs and what they treat as real when they have to do something that matters practically. Most people have a few sticking points where they pride themselves on believing thing that obviously aren't so, but otherwise they're pretty realistic if not well-informed or necessarily thoughtful in everyday things.

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