“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. Its simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back. So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new ones rise.”

Carl Sagan

Quote Number: 1091

Source: Sagan, Carl. Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. Random House Publishing: New York. July 2011. Pg. 241.

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