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  • Growing up Mormon
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  • Neither believing nor disbelieving
  • Different views on how much knowledge humans have
  • Everyone uses evidence
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  • Debating without arguing
  • No attachment to who wins
  • Focusing on results rather than getting your way
  • Accepting to be vulnerable
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