What Beliefs Commonly Held Today Will Be Recognized as Absurd in the Future?

Wherever you are, there you are.

We all know the experience. We hear of a belief commonly held in the past, immediately recognize its absurdity, and marvel that anyone could ever have believed such nonsense. We flatter ourselves in no longer holding such beliefs, and often our self-flattery is mixed with a certain condescension and disdain for the poor benighted fools of bygone times. Yet…