| Consensus

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    In order to ascertain our level of independent thought, we could ask ourselves, “How many of our views are predominantly consensual?” Do we follow mainstream consensus views on such things as, evolution, religion, nationality, race, culture, history, archeology, education, work, money, law, science, medicine, circumcision, clitorectomy, vaccination, diet, nature, politics, climate change, children, love, and marriage? If we follow consensus views, then it is likely that we have been primed, persuaded, and indoctrinated through a series of apparently interlocking mainstream beliefs. We have not been given the opportunity, nor created it for ourselves, to question and deeply examine so-called facts, or been exposed to open, and critical views.