Who Runs The World?» Purchase: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones » Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside For more graphics, visualisations and data-journalism:Pursue your creative writing dreams with creative writing tips, help, and resources from novelist Pearl Luke.Author's Guide to Self Promotion : Write2PublishGoodreads | Recent UpdatesThe problems with beliefsThe problems with beliefs by Jim Walker originated: 29 March 1997 additions: 12 March 2012 Introduction People have slaughtered each other in wars, pogroms, genocides, inquisitions, crusades, and political actions for centuries and still kill each other over beliefs in ideologies, politics, philosophies, and religion (and usually a combination of several reasons). These belief-systems, when stated as propositions, may appear mystical or genuine to the naive, but when confronted with a testable bases from reason and experiment, they fail miserably. I maintain that faiths (types of beliefs) create more social problems than they solve and the potential dangers from them could threaten the future of humankind. "The closest relative of the chimp is the human. Very little evidence has yet appeared about how belief arose in humans. "Religion. n. Belief: 1. "I believe it will rain tonight." can transpose into: "I think it will rain tonight." "Have you ever noticed.... "Don't believe anything.
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