Children tend to be also born believing in Barney the Dinosaur.... Santa Clause..... Toothfairy.... And innocence.... Those belifes change with time. from my observational stand point.
Please tell me that I missed the link to the main story, because all I read was a short news item about one man's theory without any supporting scientific evidence.
• How many children were interviewed?
• How old were the children?
• What questions were asked, and how were they asked?
• Where can we find this study published?
The notion that the children weren't influenced by family or society is ludicrous. By the age a four, most children will speak, isn't it "amazing" that in Germany the children speak German and in France they speak French?
The amount information absorbed by a young child can't be underestimated.
But this theory, according to the story, is just one side of a debate. It probably never was intended to be presented as science.
But who's with me for sending children off to desert islands? Show of hands.