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“Today, the refusal of ambiguity that characterises religious and other types of fundamentalism highlights just how key an understanding of the coexistence of multiple possibilities is to a well-functioning society. It also highlights how difficult it is to surrender certainty. Allowing ambiguity to exist means accepting, for example, that I’m not always right, that there are limits to what I can know, that more than one thing may be going on simultaneously, and that there can be kinds of meaning that are local or individual rather than universalisable.”
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