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Response to tama (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 05:25 PM

25. And that's why I don't use faith to describe my confidence in those things...

 

I'm confident in many things that may change in the future, that's the nature of relying on evidence, I have no faith, in anything, instead I have beliefs and trust in things based on the best available evidence. Those may change, a friend may break a trust, and stranger may gain it, etc.

However, there are certain things, that are based on evidence, that I trust with pretty good confidence, I don't think that if I step outside I will be thrown off the planet due to its spin. Granted that would be cool to experience, but it wouldn't last long enough and I would die at the end. But its not fear that keeps me from believing that its not going to happen, but rather observation, things fall towards the center of the earth, not away from it, gotta love the laws of gravity.

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