“Late believers”: more rational than you think

It's from The Washington Post, but for a moment I thought I was reading Robin Hanson:

Santa's spell hasn't been broken for Fiona Penn, either. A 12-year-old student at Carl Sandburg Middle School in the Alexandria part of Fairfax, Fiona is aware of the ubiquitous shopping mall Santas and the fact that some presents arrive via a UPS truck, not from the sky. But she chooses to believe that her Santa is different.

"The mall Santas, they change. They get hired and fired. But he's the real one," she said.

The full story is here.

Addendum: Fiona responds to critics in the comments section.


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