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Posted by Harvey on November 12, 2001 18:55:20 UTC


I agree that some beliefs are automatic and cannot be questioned because we are simply unaware of them. But, I think other - probably an extremely high number of beliefs - we are aware of (e.g., things around us exist), but we aren't willing to doubt. And still others we accept in some from of probablistic fashion as you suggested.

>>>By viewing belief as a probability spectrum like that, you have a pragmatic system that allows you to get through life in a reasonable way and still never have to claim that any belief at all approaches 100% probability of being absolutely true.>I think too many people, especially religious fundamentalists, view belief as a conviction of certainty. That's what causes all the problems.

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