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The term agnosticism was coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869 to describe his position on knowledge. He advised others to use reason as far as it could be taken in order to learn and gain reliable understanding of reality. He also advised, however, not to pretend that conclusions are certain when they are not, or even that they are likely when there is little, or no, evidence provided. Agnosticism, then, is the position one takes when there is little evidence to go on and a conclusion cannot be made about the claim or phenomenon in question. The term is largely used today to imply religious skepticism and the view that the existence of God cannot be known since it is an improvable hypothesis.
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