I doubt it’s possible to crack through a belief with reason unless the belief is causing some degree of suffering. This is why I’m convinced that somehow new information must be introduced. Problem is in a world of voluntary learning no one is forced to get all the available information prior to forming beliefs about things.
I think this belief, the “Science” we always disagree on, is based on, at least, a lack of information and any information that threatens the belief is automatically rejected. This rejecting is always accompanied by the deflection technique. All belief of this nature is no different than any Christian or Ideologue… unless there’s suffering… there’s no way through the barriers constructed to protect the belief
I can’t remember ever being persuaded by some argument, that caused me to change my mind about anything that I really believed to be true. Some people have started me thinking about something I believed to be true.
I suppose at first I believed things by default, meaning I collected information without paying much, or any, attention to it.
The beliefs remained until I stumbled across some physical evidence that showed me that what I believed was wrong. I reckon that Mind, the conscious me, thinks according to my collection of data.
Can we be persuaded without the presentation, the introduction, of different data. Can we be talked into changing our Mind?
It’s common for people to criticize the beliefs of others
It’s common for people to ignore their own beliefs while criticizing belief
In this arena we could say, “There are facts and there are beliefs”
People that are interested in facts will find facts
Believers will argue over them…
Watch for the argument, we see it in others, do we see it in ourselves, this building up argument?
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