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'''Santa Claus''' (also known as '''Father Christmas''') is a mythical Christmas gift bringer whose existence is often taught to children by parents who know they're lying.
 
'''Santa Claus''' (also known as '''Father Christmas''') is a mythical Christmas gift bringer whose existence is often taught to children by parents who know they're lying.
  
Eliezer considers Santa a test run for atheism: discovering a myth is not real.
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It is a vexed question as to whether teaching your children about Santa is a good idea or not.
  
It is a vexed question as to whether teaching your children about Santa is a good idea or not.
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==Blog posts==
  
Children often find belief in Santa to be a trial run of [[belief in belief]].
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hu/the_third_alternative/ The Third Alternative]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2h/is_santa_real/ Is Santa Real?] by [[thomblake]]
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2009/12/santa-naughty-or-nice.html Santa: Naughty Or Nice?]  by [[Robin Hanson]]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3da/the_santa_deception_how_did_it_affect_you/ The Santa deception: how did it affect you?] by [[Desrtopa]]
  
==Related posts==
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==External links==
  
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hu/the_third_alternative/ The Third Alternative] - Eliezer Yudkowsky, 2007-05-06
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* [http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/12/24/dropping-some-science/ Dropping The Science] on [http://www.penny-arcade.com/ Penny Arcade]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2h/is_santa_real/ Is Santa Real?] - ThomBlake, 2009-03-13
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2009/12/santa-naughty-or-nice.html Santa: Naughty Or Nice?] - Robin Hanson, ''Overcoming Bias'', 2009-12-21
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3da/the_santa_deception_how_did_it_affect_you/ The Santa deception: how did it affect you?] - Desrtopa, 2010-12-10
 
  
==External links==
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==See also==
  
* [http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/12/24/dropping-some-science/ Dropping The Science] - ''Penny Arcade'', 2010-12-24
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* [[Third option]]
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* [[Belief in belief]]

Latest revision as of 11:43, 1 May 2011

Santa Claus (also known as Father Christmas) is a mythical Christmas gift bringer whose existence is often taught to children by parents who know they're lying.

It is a vexed question as to whether teaching your children about Santa is a good idea or not.

Blog posts

External links

See also