A must read as a main tenet of practical skepticism.
It’s good to have school-age kids to find out what the “yoots” of today are thinking about woo-woo topics. Apparently, 6th graders know enough to be dangerous when it comes to the Illuminati. My kid told me that when she wears a certain patterned tee, several kids remark about how it is an “Illuminati” symbol.
Obviously, it’s not. But where do they get these things from?
She didn’t know what the Illuminati was or what they meant by those remarks. Actually, I don’t think her commenters KNOW what the Illuminati is or what the hype about their symbolism is. In fact, I’m not sure I know because it’s all a bunch of secret conspiracy, shadowy, fiction-sounding mumbo-jumbo that I don’t pay much attention to. But it has been in the news over the past few years in places that kids might be paying attention to – namely pop culture.