Category Archives: Beliefs

Believing is seeing and seeing is doing.

IMAGINING THE FUTURE

Rehearsing Tomorrow A note from H B’s wife, Carol: This is the final blog that H B wrote before he died unexpectedly on June 3, 2021. H B considered himself a futurist; this final blog epitomizes that. I post this … Continue reading

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THE ILLUSION OF KNOWLEDGE

Truth Varies A note from H B’s wife, Carol: On June 3, 2021 H B died unexpectedly from a heart attack. This is the third of four blogs he wrote just before he died and that I post on his behalf. The … Continue reading

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DOES DREAMING MAKE IT TRUE?

To make dreams true requires waking up. A note from H B’s wife, Carol: On June 3, 2021 H B died unexpectedly from a heart attack. This is the second of four blogs he wrote just before he died. I post this … Continue reading

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GENUINE IGNORANCE IS POPULAR AND PROFITABLE

A note from H B’s wife, Carol: On June 3, 2021 H B died unexpectedly from a heart attack. The evening before, he posted a blog and had four more waiting to be posted. This is the first of those … Continue reading

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SCIENTIFIC UNCERTAINTY

The Need For Hypotheses “A hypothesis is a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation,” Dictionary “Being a scientist requires having faith in uncertainty, finding pleasure in mystery, and learning … Continue reading

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THE NEED FOR WIGGLE ROOM

And The Importance of Uncertain Believing “The belief system of a person is the set of beliefs that they have about what is right and wrong and what is true and false,” Dictionary “What we believe is the most powerful option … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT

Future Sense Available on Amazon! I am excited to share the news that my latest book – Future Sense: See the Forest and the Trees – is now available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!  Future Sense is my latest … Continue reading

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A METAPHOR TO LIVE BY

The Sherlock Holmes Brain Attic The brain attic metaphor is well known to Sherlock Holmes fans. And it was a metaphor I wrote a blog about seven years ago. This is a revised version of that blog. You can never … Continue reading

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SCIENCE THRIVES ON DOUBT

Seeking The Unknown “If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research.” ~ Aubrey De Grey, English author and biomedical gerontologist “Science is the study of the nature and behavior of natural things and the knowledge that we obtain about … Continue reading

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I THINK

Therefore I Am Thinking  Or, “I think, therefore I am.” Descartes Descartes’ famous quote makes us think that what we think is what we are. Shakespeare’s famous quote supports Descartes: “Thinking makes it so.” However: “a great many people think they are … Continue reading

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