[Paleopsych] Re: Robust scientific dialog
shovland at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 22 03:35:25 UTC 2005
Many of our founding fathers beliefs still have survival value.
Within many religions we find beliefs that I think have
little survival value, but which continue to have vast
influence because we tend to value beliefs more than
How many times have you seen someone reject a physical
fact because it conflicted with one of their beliefs about reality?
The God of someone who is deeply steeped in science is
much different from that of a typical Bible thumper.
From: G. Reinhart-Waller [SMTP:waluk at earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 6:48 PM
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When anyone regards beliefs as "mere mental structures"
is when their entire system of socio-political
assurance dissolves. These are our founding father's
beliefs and believe it or not it's what they decided to
die for. Oh, yeh, they certainly have a survival
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> Yes. That article really turned on a light for me.
> I think it's important to coldly regard beliefs
> as mere mental structures.
> They aren't worth dying for, and they should not
> be enshrined to such a degree that it is hard to
> dispose of them when they no longer have
> survival value.
> Steve Hovland
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>> A corporate culture also includes beliefs,
>> which are very resistant to change.
>> I sent out an article awhile ago about this.
> Steve, which article was this? Was it this one?...
> Thanks..... << File: ATT00004.html >> << File:
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