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Yes. Teaching our children to

Yes. Teaching our children to think for themselves is indoctrinating if we teach them that thinking for themselves means going with their gut, going with their own un-researched, un-confronted, un-debated whims. If we say go with your gut, screw evidence, call competing ideas the wares of a brainwashed cult -- anything but deal honestly with the plethora of ideas. I think too much of "thinking for yourself" is a ruse. It means, "think whatever makes you feel good at the moment." That is no substitute; it will leave you gazing at our navel while the real world discussions pass you by. Then you'll come to having made no real impact and even more invested in your own navel.