Trial and Error

I was musing on this human urge to refuse to admit error.  We’re all mistaken from time to time.  I myself am wrong somewhere about once a day or more.  Yet people are willing to let other people die rather than admit error.  That seems a bit extreme.  I mean, brutalizing and killing other people because they’re somehow different, or to prove some bizarre ideological point – why that’s just natural and normal, but this inability to admit error?

I wonder if that wasn’t the real Original Sin – not so much the knowledge of Good and Evil, but the assumption of Divine Infallibility.

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