Physics Makes Kids Stop Believing in Santa

Or so implies this Slate article. Apparently, some scientists¬†have decided that it’s important to study how kids’ beliefs in things like Santa evolve. They suggest that many children are able to notice inconsistencies in the logic behind Santa Claus and are able to independently determine that Santa, or at least many of the legends involving Santa, must be false. In other words, kids are often smarter than people think and don’t necessarily blindly believe what their parents tell them.