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WOMEN HAVE AN EXTRA RIB
I believed this for my whole life.
I was in my 40’s before I learned it was a myth.
There are a few reasons why I believed it.
1. I was trained to trust authority without question.
2. I assumed my leaders wouldn’t lie to me, but they naïvely believed it too.
3. I needed to believe it because it confirmed my belief in the creation story.
4. I enjoyed that it was an affront to atheists everywhere.
But we must realize this is the case with everything we believe.
We naïvely accept our conditioning and enter an infinite loop of confirmation bias that’s impossible to break free from.
Once you see this dynamic, even in the smallest things like an extra rib, then the charade ends.