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“I don't know how one can accept "nothing" as a component of one's belief structure--but then, I'm not a philosopher. ”

Ray, I think that some people use the word ‘belief’ to mean ‘belief in supernatural reality or as ‘belief in god or gods’. Generally, I don’t think that this is a normative usage of belief but in a lot of circles it is probably pretty close.

I think that any declarative statement or sentence is a statement of belief. Now such as statement can be objective to me, “There is a huge maple tree in my yard” but it is a statement of belief to all hearers who have not seen it. Truth functional statements are always situated in an I/thou situation.

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Negative proof theory 919 greengirl5 12-Nov-18 20:38
Re: Negative proof theory 146 Jock 12-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Negative proof theory 137 Itatw70s 12-Nov-18 21:04
Re: Negative proof theory 132 Jock 13-Nov-18 00:00
Re: Negative proof theory 135 Enigcom 12-Nov-18 22:39
Re: Negative proof theory 129 Jock 13-Nov-18 00:01
Re: Negative proof theory 135 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 00:22
Re: Negative proof theory 129 Jock 13-Nov-18 01:55
Re: Negative proof theory 125 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:27
Re: Negative proof theory 129 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:50
Re: Negative proof theory 124 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 02:00
Half believing 123 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 01:49
I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 120 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 01:56
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 127 Jock 13-Nov-18 06:43
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 131 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 08:53
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 123 Jock 14-Nov-18 00:10
Surprise! 123 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 00:23
Re: I don't believe the sun will rise tomorrow 125 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:33
Re: Half believing 131 Jock 13-Nov-18 01:57
Re: Half believing 129 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 02:05
Re: Half believing 123 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:40
Re: Half believing 124 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:00
Re: Negative proof theory 130 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:34
Believe it or not 130 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:13
Re: Believe it or not 130 Itatw70s 13-Nov-18 12:53
The parallel in science 122 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 01:13
Re: The parallel in science 125 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:09
Waiting? 116 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 06:12
Re: Waiting? 116 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 06:34
Re: Waiting? 119 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 12:02
Sticking to science 117 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 07:00
Re: Sticking to science 124 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 07:52
Re: Sticking to science 123 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 12:05
Re: The parallel in science 121 Jock 15-Nov-18 00:44
Re: The parallel in science 121 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 01:50
Null hypothesis 121 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 02:56
Ah, nothing! 117 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:23
Re: Null hypothesis 119 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 15:25
Re: Null hypothesis 111 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 18:02
Re: Negative proof theory 208 Poster Boy 18-Nov-18 17:49
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 124 Eddie Larry 13-Nov-18 23:58
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 126 Jock 14-Nov-18 00:07
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 125 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 00:29
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 124 Jock 14-Nov-18 05:20
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 125 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 16:33
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 120 Jock 15-Nov-18 01:52
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 121 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 03:23
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 119 Jock 15-Nov-18 05:12
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) 117 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 15:00
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 129 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 00:30
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 127 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 00:43
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 125 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 01:57
Re: Negative proof theory (NPT) or P.D. 127 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 01:58
WOW! 122 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 06:30
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 126 Jock 14-Nov-18 05:22
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 124 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 16:40
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 119 Jock 15-Nov-18 00:21
Re: Negative proof is not a theory. 115 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 02:14
Karl Popper 125 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Karl Popper 119 Eddie Larry 15-Nov-18 02:19
Answering myself 117 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:14
Re: Answering myself 124 Jock 15-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Answering myself 123 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 03:27
Re: Answering myself 117 Jock 15-Nov-18 05:14
Re: Answering myself 120 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 06:57
Re: Answering myself 138 jazzmumbles 15-Nov-18 16:48
Re: Answering myself 121 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 21:22
Re: Negative proof theory 131 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 12:45
Scientific proof 118 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 15:02
Re: Scientific proof 122 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 15:53
you're missing the point 122 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 19:08
Re: you're missing the point 120 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:58
Re: you're missing the point 116 Jock 14-Nov-18 21:58
Re: you're missing the point 123 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-18 22:22
Re: you're missing the point 125 Jock 14-Nov-18 22:36
Re: you're missing the point 124 drrayeye 14-Nov-18 23:06
Re: Scientific proof 125 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Scientific proof 115 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:08
Re: Scientific proof 122 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:00
Re: Scientific proof 124 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:42
Re: Negative proof theory 123 Enigcom 14-Nov-18 17:26
Re: Negative proof theory 130 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Negative proof theory 124 Enigcom 14-Nov-18 18:11
Re: Negative proof theory 124 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 21:15
Re: Negative proof theory 118 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Negative proof theory 123 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:08
Re: Negative proof theory 126 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 07:49
Re: Negative proof theory 125 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 09:07
Re: Negative proof theory 122 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 13:19
scientism and young minds 121 drrayeye 15-Nov-18 19:40
Re: scientism and young minds 121 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 06:44
From the rabbit hole again 111 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 07:49
Re: From the rabbit hole again 117 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 08:22
Re: From the rabbit hole again 118 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 12:33
Re: From the rabbit hole again 121 Susan Doris 16-Nov-18 13:36
In a nutshell 116 greengirl5 16-Nov-18 21:23
Re: In a nutshell 121 Susan Doris 17-Nov-18 05:58
Re: In a nutshell 116 greengirl5 17-Nov-18 21:29
Re: In a nutshell 118 Susan Doris 18-Nov-18 05:43
Re: In a nutshell 118 greengirl5 18-Nov-18 11:14
Corrected "demans" to "demands" 114 drrayeye 16-Nov-18 07:36
Glad to be free! 115 greengirl5 16-Nov-18 11:52
God fixation 126 greengirl5 14-Nov-18 20:37
Re: God fixation 122 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 06:36
Re: God fixation 134 greengirl5 15-Nov-18 07:13
Re: God fixation 134 Susan Doris 15-Nov-18 07:53


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