Binary Thinking

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Binary thinking related to Salem Witch Trials The Puritans were European settlers that established home in Salem Village in the 1630s. They believed that they were a dominant group because of their practices. They saw their religion as superior to any other religion. Their religious authority was one that was honoured by the Puritans. The Puritan society began to look at others with suspicion when something out of the ordinary happened causing great accusations of …

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…the pungent and inadequate jail cell. This challenges the binary thinking in a way such that their religion is not all it is said to be; otherwise everyone would be treated as an equal. The Puritans limited their knowledge and experiences by letting their binary thinking get out of hand. They weren't able to see the different ways of the world. They also let their binary thinking destroy their people, which eventually leads to extinction.