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TitleSketches of Imposture, Deception, and Credulity [1845]
AuthorDavenport, R. A., (Richard Alfred), (1777-1852)
LanguageEnglish
GenrePsychology
Difficultyaverage
Special DayApril Fools Day
Project IDprojectID5abf269f17d37
Image SourceThe Internet Archive
Last Edit of Project InfoSunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:49:59 PM   (Current Time: 11:14:52 AM)
Last State ChangeSaturday, June 29, 2019 at 06:25:02 AM
Last Forum PostSaturday, June 29, 2019 at 06:22:10 AM
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“A certain extent of credulity, or, more properly, belief, may, indeed, be considered as absolutely necessary to the well-being of social communities; for universal scepticism would be universal distrust. Nor could knowledge ever have arrived at its present amazing height, had every intermediate step in the ladder of science, from profound ignorance and slavery of intellect, been disputed with bigoted incredulity.”

“It will be the endeavour of the following pages to show that the credulity of the many--in some cases synonymous with the foolish--has been, from the beginning, most readily imposed upon by the clever and designing few.”

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