Saturday, August 29, 2020

What is the Function of Belief?

Belief is a silly thing. It is not even close to being considered an actual state of mind in the modern psychological sciences, yet it remains a term that gets thrown around quite often within our civilization.

For example, I hear people refer to a "belief in science" as something that is virtuous and praiseworthy. This is ridiculous.

There is no such thing as a belief in science. Science is an empirical investigation of the world around us, and it requires that one constantly question what one believes.

The notion of a belief in science is as silly as the notion that one can believe in arithmetic. It might be a useful metaphor, but it's not an accurate description of scientific knowledge.

What I mean by a belief in science is something like the idea that "science will find the truth of things." This is an important thing to believe about science, and it may even be true sometimes. But again, this is not a statement of scientific knowledge. It's simply a belief one has about how science works.

To believe in science is to have a belief about the way that science functions, and how it produces knowledge.

Belief is also the result of certain mental processes that are fluid, and therefore cannot be explained with certainty. Beliefs can change over time as a result of new information that contradicts previous beliefs.


Beliefs can be changed by the presentation of new ideas. For example, if a person believes that all animals are 'bad', then they may change their belief about an animal once they find out that it is friendly. Beliefs however can also remain unchanged in face of conflicting information or evidence.


Beliefs can also be changed by certain mental events, which can cause an individual to lose all beliefs. There are a few examples where people have lost their beliefs.


One example of this is the case of Mrs. O'B, who suffered from a stroke in her brain stem. As a result she lost all her beliefs and suddenly became an agnostic or even an atheist.


Another example is the case of a man called Mr. Hines who suffered from a brain tumor in his frontal lobe. As a result he lost all his beliefs and became an agnostic, even though before the surgery he was an atheist.

Belief is an emotion, or a feeling, that has been created by another thought. Beliefs are often attached to sentences because it makes the statement more clear and easier to understand. For example: 'I believe in god', this sentence means that you have faith in your god belief. You may not be completely sure about what you believe so you state it as a belief.

In the sentence 'I believe that your hat is pink' it is clear to you and I both know exactly what I mean. But in this second example: 'I believe that your hat is pink', we have no idea what point you are trying to make unless we ask further questions. The statement 'I BELIEVE THAT YOUR HAT IS PINK' only makes sense when referring to a specific belief or statement, as opposed to just believing something.

Another use of the word belief is when you have a thought about something and are trying to convince someone else that your thought or opinion is correct. This usually happens because you feel extremely strongly about this topic, and want everyone to know it.

But I believe that there are far too many believers in this world, and they don't even know what they're believing. They have no idea where their belief came from or how it was created.

Most believers don't even know why they believe the things that they do, they just follow what their parents say or do. And because of this, people have different beliefs about everything and anything.

Beliefs can be very damaging and dangerous in a society because people with different beliefs don't respect each other, they just try to prove that their way is better. And this causes arguments and fights

Learn more about the power of belief and how to construct your own Here


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