• The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.

    William Kingdon Clifford (1884). “The Scientific Basis of Morals: And Other Essays, Viz. : Right and Wrong, the Ethics of Belief, the Ethics of Religion”