On Dogma: The Perils of “Belief without Proof”

Kathmandu, Nepal. Source: https://benfa.smugmug.com.

“None of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws, and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings.” — Yuval Noah Harari. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

At the root of many ills of our times stands the principle of dogma: Belief without…