Prof. Irwin Corey, the world's foremost authority says: Humans are deuterostomes, meaning that as a developing fetus the hole that became your mouth formed after the one that became your anus.
This means there was a point in your development where you were basically just an asshole!
In the way that scepticism is sometimes applied to issues of public concern, there is a tendency to belittle, to condescend, to ignore the fact that, deluded or not, supporters of superstition and pseudoscience are human beings with real feelings, who, like the sceptics, are trying to figure out how the world works and what our role in it might be.
Their motives are in many cases consonant with science. If their culture has not given them all the tools they need to pursue this great quest, let us temper our criticism with kindness. None of us comes fully equipped.
- Carl Sagan
- Allan Janssen