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IN BRIEF

The purpose of this site is to confront and understand under-justified belief. We assert that facts supersede beliefs but recognizing that some reject this premise, also seek to enhance mutual understanding and temper disagreement.

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Believe In Reality12/05/2017 at 2:44pm
“Why can’t I know why I exist?”

You are struggling with an incorrect question. It’s not ‘what is the why?’ but ‘is there a why?’

If the answer is no or we don’t know, you are feeling dissatisfaction because your intuition and/or your desire is that the answer be yes...and you want specifics.

But reality is reality. Rationalization and believence work for some but they do not change reality, just perception.

Seek the pleasure and wonder of learning and knowing the real universe throughout your life. It’s a never-ending journey, more amazing and magnificent as you go further. The more you know...
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Believe In Reality11/21/2017 at 1:21pm
BNB12 (Dis)Honesty,
Believers and Nonbelievers In Discussion

A discussion triggered by the work of Dan Ariely, author of “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty” and “Predictably Irrational.”

My overt efforts to have more female voices on the panels were interrupted by this opportunity to have our first all-woman panel.

Please listen to welcome first-time panelists Joan Francis, Anondah Saide and Summer Song—first of more. (Elizabeth is now a veteran...and a Moore already.)

https://youtu.be/23FK5_qOKM0
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BNB12 (Dis)Honesty
Are we aware of our propensities to be dishonest? Will this be the first panel with everyone in complete agreement? (Is that even possible?)
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Believe In Reality added 6 new photos.11/08/2017 at 1:09pm
The march of science is amazing. New information clarifies simpler previous understandings, sometimes abandoning dead ends but often building more detailed, deeper knowledge.

This is why it is incorrect to teach our youth false controversy from those whose preference is to disbelieve scientific consensus.

Yes, consensus can be wrong but it is corrected as new data comes in. That is a positive thing—forward movement. The scientific method remains the most reliable tool we have for reaching toward fact.

There is no need to reinvent the wheel when some persist in denying modern conclusions. Flat Earth, geocentrism, Noahic geology, irreducible complexity, and likely soon creator origins of life if not the universe.

One can choose to spend their life chasing ancient rainbows or commit to discovering truth, whatever that turns out to be. Which is the more brave and noble goal?
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Believe In Reality added 2 new photos.11/05/2017 at 11:04pm
We just finished show #13 of Believers and Nonbelievers (plus 5 AfterWords episodes this year), flowing into Year Two of this venture.

That’s 13 episodes of 4-5 people each time, engaged in friendly mostly disagreement. And the worst thing that happened was an occasional +2 spike on the audio decibel meter.

Call me crazy but I believe this type of interaction and commitment to understanding should always be in the mix when coping with belief-based problems.

No illusions here; some things will not get fixed, sadly maybe never. We still need to figure out how to better handle strongly defended false beliefs, wherever they come from.

But we know where our work needs to be focused (see Episode 11, The Conflict Issues), and we see how to begin—without animosity, and especially without violence.

Let’s keep at it. See you in December with a big topic—“Who Defines Morality?”

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSW-YYey3jfORZ4fBwPZnZg
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Believe In Reality shared DK the Human's video.10/28/2017 at 1:16pm
Morality is what we make it and culture is the strongest tool we have to set standards of acceptable behavior.

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FURTHER

We want to understand behavior, ideology, and belief.

Humanity’s knowledge pool is larger than in the past, its horizons stretched further, speculations perhaps more realistic. We have new insights on what was previously believed to be true. For example the era of Jung, Skinner and Rogers offered a broad model of behavior—defining universal patterns in people’s motivations and desires—however studies in the last twenty years have indicated personality subgroups. New studies are being done to isolate these variables.

Because of the personality differences, particularly between stereotypical liberals and conservatives, it may be that the best answers each side advocates—form of government, economic policy, social priority, etc—are incorrect for society as a whole. And though we interact as individuals, the evolution of culture itself is to be considered. What should we do then? To start, examine the ideas, note our own biases and be less quick to dismiss the ideas of others.

Similarly, evolution theory has broadened into subspecialties that have provided information on issues previously thought unreachable by science, such as altruism and morality. This implies that the boundary of science is farther away than thought, and perhaps nonexistent.

We seek the truth wherever it may lead, believing that the best answers are derived from the most correct knowledge.

 

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  1. Thanks and New Resource for your “Links” Page

    Hi Phil,

    Thanks for putting together your Links page (http://www.believeinreality.com/links/). I was happy to come across it while searching for philosophy resources.

    “Philosophy: An Online Resource Guide” (http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/philosophy-resource-guide.php) also has a lot of great info. I think your visitors would find it to be a valuable addition to your page.

    Let me know what you think. Hope you have a great day!

    Thanks again,
    Sheryl

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