Category Archives: Beliefs

Believing is seeing and seeing is doing.

ON BEING FAIRLY CERTAIN

And Partly Open-Minded Its no good being absolutely certain unless you happen to be right.   Ashleigh Brilliant My theme song has been positive uncertainty. The definition of words has frequently been an issue. In writing, different interpretations of language often … Continue reading

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OLD DOGMA

No New Tricks You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks. Dorothy Parker The reason you can’t teach an old dogma new tricks is because dogma feels so good. Why change when being certain feels so comfortable? Dogma is truly … Continue reading

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BELIEFS MATTER

 They Determine What We Do We prefer to believe what we prefer to be true. Francis Bacon It seems to me that beliefs are the biggest problem in the world today. Our beliefs become behavior; what we decide to do … Continue reading

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DECISION MAKING BY THE BOOK

Or By The Seat Of The Pants By the book: Strictly according to the rules; exactly following procedure. By the seat of the pants:  Based on experience, instinct or guesswork,  rather than a plan or method. Decision making isn’t what it used to be. … Continue reading

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CHANGING ONE’S MIND ISN’T A CRIME

But Beliefs Become Barriers If we want to understand how we err, we need to look at how we believe.  Kathryn Schulz  In order to change your mind, you have to change from believing you were wrong to believing you … Continue reading

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INFORMATION AND MISINFORMATION

Ignorance And False Knowledge I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know. Cicero When information became so important, we called it the Information Age. When information became an explosion, we called it Information … Continue reading

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ALTERNATIVE HYPOTHESES

Not Alternative Facts We prefer to believe what we prefer to be true. Francis Bacon Once upon a time we had facts; a fact was a fact. By definition facts are true. Today we now have “alternative facts”, although I … Continue reading

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