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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 07:17 AM

3. Mental and social phenomena

 

are hard to separate. When a "religious" experience gets interpreted in a certain way and becomes a doctrine and dogma, enter the power games. AFAIK members of this group are in general agreement about that - and that also scientific theories and hypotheses can become paradigmatic doctrines and dogmas in human minds, they don't happen in social vacuum.

"Faith" does not imply, by necessity, belief in any doctrine, it can be as simple as self-confidence without setting any limits of potentiality to "self". The leap from considering something scientifically unproven (and unprovable) to believing that what is unproven is impossible, can be a self-fulfilling prediction, and thus setting individual limits of experience. Human potential and human limits have a lot to do with open mind.



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