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I think the oldest deceit in

I think the oldest deceit in the world is the pretence that you speak to someone who is more than human.

People are absolutely desperate to believe that there is such an entity so they are most amenable to believing.

I think if we work with the belief that we are the only intelligent entities around so we might as well be nice to each other, the world would be a better place...

I think the test for people who make such claims should be whether they are bringing forth information that cannot be obtained elsewhere, and if they are, whether the veracity of that information is verifiable and whether it is falsifiable...

Otherwise we're just indulging a desire, not honestly seeking truth...