Thursday, 9 February 2012


Irrational faith is based on abduction: You see something that matches your experience and draw conclusions based on similarity alone.
Rational faith is based on induction – and mind you, this is where we base most of our cognition. Deduction requires that we know all the premises involved, and this we seldom do. With induction you recognise that you know only some of the premises involved and you venture to draw a provisional conclusion. However, every time this provisional conclusion seems to match your personal experience, the stronger you faith becomes, all the way knowing that this certainty is subjective and does not put anybody else under any obligation.
And this is where we have the problem: People believe that their personal subjective certainty gives them the right to force others to follow their ideology (by means of legislation and otherwise). Please notice that I am not speaking of religious faith only. This subjective certainty is found in all areas of life such as in economics and politics. When people lose faith in the American dollar crisis is knocking at the door.
About fanaticism: This is a value-laden word you apply on people who wholeheartedly support a course you do not agree with, especially if you feel that they have based their personal certainty on abduction.

Do not fear people who know that they believe. Fear those who believe that they know!

1 comment:

  1. Experts and patriots are enraged:

    The crazies secretly maneuvered more wealth into their pockets

    In the last year, than they did in the last 185 years!

    Meaning the top 1% now own as much wealth as half the world

    Just 5 years ago the filthy rich were 388.

    As of January 2016 there’s only 62 people who own

    HALF the world!

    >>Watch shocking video<<

    No living soul can spend that much money in a lifetime…

    And when people sits on money,

    The economy stalls.

    And that’s how it all begins:

    What’s coming in the next 6 months or less

    Will give a new definition to the infamous “economic crisis”

    >>Access U.S. Dollar Exposed!<<

    Are you prepared to be broke…




    Or can you turn the game around:

    >>Profit from the dollar crisis: watch video<<

    [Mr Mark Fidelman]