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What Do You Believe Even If You Can't Prove It?

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the that-she-is-out-there dept.

Science 2353

An anonymous reader writes "That's what online magazine The Edge - the World Question Center asked over 120 scientists, futurists, and other interesting minds. Their answers are sometimes short and to the point (Bruce Sterling: 'We're in for climatic mayhem'), often long and involved; they cover everything from the existence of God to the nature of black holes. What do you believe, even though you can't prove it?"

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Someday (5, Funny)

doublem (118724) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265089)

That some day, somehow, I will get the elusive First Post.

Re:Someday (4, Funny)

nine-times (778537) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265140)

ep... you have your proof... no longer counts.

Re:Someday (5, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265231)

> > [doublem] That some day, somehow, I will get the elusive First Post.
>
> [nine-times] ep... you have your proof... no longer counts.

...for proof denies faith, and without faith, getting a first post is nothing.

"Oh dear", says doublem, "I hadn't thought of that", and promptly vanishes in a fog of (-1, Overrated) moderation.

"Oh, that was easy", says nine-times, and for an encore, goes on to prove that (+1, Funny) is indistinguishable from (-1, Troll), and gets himself confirmed dead at the next Netcraft parody post.

Re:Someday (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265170)

I believe that Slashdot or it's editors accept(s) payment from Roland Piquepaille in return for stories.

Heck, I believe they accept payment from lots of companies with new products.

That's easy (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265090)

The female orgasm.

Re:That's easy (0, Flamebait)

DigitalRaptor (815681) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265155)

Hey, speak for yourself! Just because you aren't man enough to produce it...

Re:That's easy (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265209)

Maybe the AC is a girl and hasn't tried out the Magic Wand yet.

Re:Sucker- you've fallen for it! (1)

xtermin8 (719661) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265218)

He has faith that it exists, even though it can't be proved. On the other hand, you apparently beleive enough masculinity will produce it. That's idiocy, not faith.

Re:That's easy (1)

keyne9 (567528) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265189)

It appears the AC believes in two things he cannot prove: female orgasms and geeks getting to that point with the opposite gender.

Re:tasteless, guy joke (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265261)

Q: How do you consistantly give your mate orgasms? A: Why the hell do you care?

I believe (3, Interesting)

networkBoy (774728) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265091)

in intelligent design.
-nB

Re:I believe (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265112)

+1 Ironic

Re:I believe (3, Insightful)

nadadogg (652178) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265182)

Same here, I'm a firm believer that God and science can coexist, seeing as we don't know exactly how God works, and I'm not closed-minded on either end of the argument.
Yes, slashdot, it's possible to believe in God and science without being a damned fundie that makes my faith look bad.

Re:I believe (5, Insightful)

the_mad_poster (640772) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265275)

Please note: I.D. is billed as an "alternative" to evolution in which god exists.

The solidified and well-accepted portions of evolutionary models make no requirement, however, that you cease to believe in any gods.

Intelligent Design, therefore, while perhaps a good example of things to believe in without proof, has nothing to do with science and god. It has much more, however, to do with politically empowered people who don't understand science, and the people they seem to think are somehow disproving god.

Your ending statment, therefore, appears to have little to do with the rest of your post when it is put into the context of the post you replied to.

Re:I believe (5, Funny)

dbrower (114953) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265184)

in intellegent design

So do I, but there seems to be darned little of it in the software that I see.

-dB

Re:I believe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265217)

Don't you think the IDer could have made a better effort?

Re:I believe (1)

MartinG (52587) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265250)

Help me out.

Do intelligent design believers argue that God designed humans, animals etc directly or is it that God designed the physical laws of the universe such that everything could naturally evolve on its own?

Or am I way off and its neither of those? Or could it be either of those and the distinction is not important?

Re:I believe (3, Funny)

GoofyBoy (44399) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265273)

If you mean Intellegent Design, as in purposeful Creation by God: Mod - Insightful

If you mean intelligent design, as in purposeful creation by programmers, analysts and end-users: Mod - Funny

The usual.... (3, Funny)

Null537 (772236) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265093)

That eventually, somewhere down the line the US government will get better. (Howard Zinn says so)

fp. (-1, Troll)

TonyMeatballs (621545) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265096)

fp.

Re:fp. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265115)

Keep on believin', buddy... You're gonna have a hard time proving this one. ;)

What I believe (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265098)

That I got first post.

Re:What I believe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265211)

But no proof!

Jesus is an alien (0, Troll)

dresgarcia (251585) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265100)

AND SO ARE ANGELS

Re:Jesus is an alien (1)

dresgarcia (251585) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265178)

I honestly do believe that. I watched a show on it last week on discovery that only solidified my beliefs. Just because it was one line with a few caps its a troll? Weak.

WMD (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265103)

I believe that there are Weapons of mass Destruction in Iraq-

G.W. Bush

Re:WMD (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265161)

"We Surrender!"

The French

French Military Victories (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265200)

I believe that there are French Military victories [albinoblacksheep.com]

I believe I will have another martini, please. (4, Funny)

drewzhrodague (606182) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265106)

I believe I will have another martini, please. Up, Sapphire, extra olives, and go easy on the vermouth.

Logic works? (4, Funny)

nine-times (778537) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265109)

Being a bit of a student of philosophy, my old favorite is "logic works", or, in other words, "a proof means something".

I mean, go ahead and prove it, but you'll still be taking it for granted, or you wouldn't bother with a proof.

This may be stupid... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265110)

But, I believe that Slashdot will someday be run by professionals.

First Post. (3, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265111)

I believe in a kind and loving God. Keeping that belief is hard usualy because of the acts of man.
Let the flames begin.

Re:First Post. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265201)

The sincerity of your sentiment is diminished by the subject title. FYI.

Re:First Post. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265210)

I wish I could believe that eventually humans would get past having to believe in an unseen 'god'-creature and stop relying on an ancient book to tell them what is right and what is wrong. I really do.

(Btw, isn't that a sin of pride, having "first post" in your subject?)

Re:First Post. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265222)

Not a religious fanatic, nor do I even attend church, but why would someone flame another simply for stating their belief in a God, without prejudice or trying to force their ideals?

Re:First Post. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265228)

Let the flames begin.

You know what? Good for you!

I'm an atheist myself, but I'm not going to try and convert you. Nor do I want you to convert me. I don't believe in UFO's, ghosts, fortune telling nor anything else supernatural.

BUT! I believe that if people were a little bit more tolerant, the world would be a much better place.

Re:First Post. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265266)

The same God that loves asian and iraqi children? I believe christian people are irrational.

That CowboyNeal... (1)

parvenu74 (310712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265114)

That deep down, in places CowboyNeal doesn't like talking about, he's really a luddite.

Re:That CowboyNeal... (1)

Martin Blank (154261) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265195)

You're also, then, believing that CowboyNeal even exists. What proof do you have of this?

Me personally (2, Interesting)

cr0y (670718) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265116)

That at some level computers, cars, and other non "animate" objects have feelings, moods, and emotions, and react to how you treat them. cuz my pc certainly does and i know my car does....

I believe that children are our future... (3, Funny)

geekpuppySEA (724733) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265118)

I don't, actually. I believe that they will eat me alive if I give them back their candy.

China is not communism country (1)

cyfer2000 (548592) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265119)

I believe, but I can't...

What Bruce Sterling should have said: (3, Funny)

thenerdgod (122843) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265123)

"I'm a good writer"

Here's my list (1)

B5_geek (638928) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265126)

The sock monster who lives in the dryer.
Toliet paper thief: only leaves 1 square left on roll.
The female orgasm.
The clitoris is real, it's the orgasm that's a myth.

time to resurrect it (1)

booyah (28487) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265129)

that somehow someone, somewhere has a picture on the internet of Natalie Portman shivering naked and covered in grits...

sure mod me a troll, but you want to beleive in it too

Redundancy (5, Insightful)

yahyamf (751776) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265130)

"What Do You Believe Even If You Can't Prove It?"

The question should be simply "What do you believe?" Because if something can be proven, the issue of belief does not arise. And only idiots believe what what is proven as false.

Re:Redundancy (1)

savagedome (742194) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265154)

Because if something can be proven, the issue of belief does not arise

But, but how do you believe it's proven? How?

Re:Redundancy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265185)

And for thousands of years, it was "proven" that the world was flat...good thing we had all those idiots back then, or we might still think this today.

Re:Redundancy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265186)

Because if something can be proven, the issue of belief does not arise.

Belief can be defined quite simply as "to think a thing is true without any reason for thinking that thing is true, or contrary to existing reasons to think it is untrue". So in that sense, you're right. If you have evidence that a thing is true or it's proven to be true, then belief doesn't really enter into it, because you know it's true. You don't have to believe in it. ...only idiots believe what what is proven as false.

That doesn't seem to stop most of the major world religions from doing it.

Re:Redundancy (4, Insightful)

nebaz (453974) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265238)

Even in Math, proof involves an agreed upon set of axioms, and an agreed upon set of operations to derive theorems. Without these common axioms, proofs are not proofs. In the real world, 'proof' is even harder to agree with consensus wise. Even sight and sound can be fooled by a clever magician, and hoaxes abound. I believe that science, done in a controlled and disinterested manner, will validate useful models of the universe, and reject others, but proof? What is proof? And the very idea of science, that is that controlled conditions yield predictable results is a base axiom, and if you disagree with that, what common discourse is there?

Re:Redundancy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265246)

I believe Slashdot the mods have a sense of humour. Actually, this is proven by the fact that the parent post, with the subject of "Redundancy" is moderated -1: Redundant.

What comes around, goes around (5, Insightful)

jhines0042 (184217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265134)

I believe that if you are nice to others, even in small ways, that the world gets better.

I believe that if you are mean to others, even in small ways, that the world gets worse.

I believe that I want the world to be a better place, and I live each day according to that.

Re:What comes around, goes around (1)

JohnnyCannuk (19863) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265265)

MOD Points! Where are my mod points....

Nice to see another person that subscribes to the philosophy of Siddhartha Guatamo. We need a few more in this world.

Peace.

Sexual Selection (1)

FriedTurkey (761642) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265135)

I like the Judith Rich Harris entry:

I believe, though I cannot prove it, that three--not two--selection processes were involved in human evolution.
The first two are familiar: natural selection, which selects for fitness, and sexual selection, which selects for sexiness.


I guess slashdot nerds should extinct in 100 years.

i don't know what i really beleive (1, Interesting)

hsmith (818216) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265138)

i don't beleive in the christian god, but i know there has to be something out there, things are just to "perfect" to randomly appear.

look at how the earth balances itself out, no matter what we do to mess it up, look at mathmatics, virtually perfect, our bodies are amazing pieces of machinery. but who knows, we will all be worm food one day

Re:i don't know what i really beleive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265258)

things are just to "perfect" to randomly appear.

Over 120,000 deaths last week would beg to differ.

our bodies are amazing pieces of machinery.

Cancer, AIDS, athritis et al would suggest there's plenty of room for improvement.

That M$... (1)

codesurfer (786910) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265141)

...will release Longhorn before 2018! Just kidding...I know they won't. I use Linux anyway.

That there is no God ... (-1, Troll)

imsabbel (611519) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265142)

I mean, beliving in god would be an abvious answer, but i dont believe that a god exists, although i cant prove it
(as semantics freaks know, the "almighty" bit in his job description can mess with all deterministic logic: "this proves god doesnt exist!" "HA! He is almighty, so he just make your result seem like that to question our Faith!")

I Believe I Can Fly..... (2)

Wandering Wombat (531833) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265143)

I believe I can touch the sky.
I believe it every night and day.
I believe I can fly away...

But seriously, folks. I believe we, as a species, are screwed. I can't prove it, but I'm pretty sure you all will prove me right soon enough.

I believe...! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265145)

I believe the Earth was created 6000 years ago by God. 24 hours a day for a week he toiled. I also believe in angels, hell, Satan, the whole bit.

I also believe that Jesus ascended with the Amulet of Yendor (not a cheap plastic imitation) while having genocided no creatures. He did use a lot of wishes though.

Nature journal proved 93% of scientists ATHEIST (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265148)

According to sound research published in the journal Nature, Only 7% of of acclaimed scientists believe in any form of God.

http://www.atheists.org/flash.line/atheism1.htm

Regretfully, the number 7% includes opinions of non-scientists that are allowed in the National Academy of Sciences, namely mathematicians.

If the numbers were reworked without mathematicians or certain physicist-mathematicians, I bet it would be under 1%.

In general scientific minds do not believe in any ghosts, goblins, ghosts, or gods.

Please read the link, and also consult the study.

Jesus Christ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265149)

God came to live as one of us and died to the penalty for the mistakes we've made, so that we can live with him forever.

I believe... (1)

LoyalOpposition (168041) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265150)

...that the number 1 exists, but I can't prove it.

-Loyal

Truth... (4, Interesting)

ites (600337) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265152)

... is just a tool for navigating a complex world.

In some cultures, sacrificing a goat to the spirits is a truth that may help you survive the famine, if only by making your neighbours afraid enough of you so you can steal their food.

In other cultures, knowing why the ride to work drives you crazy is a truth that helps you stay sane.

Truth is any tool that works better. Scientific truth - that is, truth derived by the scientific method - works best of all, because it fits the physical world so well.

Different truths can be in direct conflict (quantum vs. classical mechanics) and yet both be suitable tools.

Even religion is a truth that helps navigate certain kinds of reality... it's a kind of fuse box for the mind, so to speak. When logic and science can't explain why the wave hit you, perhaps religion can.

We're in for climatic mayhem (1)

tajmorton (806296) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265156)

Well, we are. I can prove that. Did anybody see the article in National Geographic [nationalgeographic.com] about global warming? After seeing those charts, I don't know how anyone, anyone, could deny that global warming is happening. Anyone care to tell how people can stand up there and deny up?

Re:We're in for climatic mayhem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265203)

Well, I've seen plenty of charts, graphs, and statisitics that say otherwise too.

The problem is that it is to easy to play tricks with numbers and data.

Belief vs. Dogma (1)

sanityspeech (823537) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265160)

It pleases me to know that there are those who have strongly held beliefs, but manage from falling into dogma. Consider the following quote by Steven Pinker from the article:

When I say I believe this but cannot prove it, I don't mean that it's a matter of raw faith or even an idiosyncratic hunch. In each case I can provide reasons for my belief, both empirical and theoretical.

Am I knocking dogma? Not necessarily. It's just that I have noticed that there are those who can't tell the difference and claim they are being attacked for their beliefs.

SP: But I certainly can't prove it, or even demonstrate it in the way that molecular biologists demonstrate their claims, namely in a form so persuasive that skeptics can't reasonably attack it, and a consensus is rapidly achieved. The idea of a richly endowed human nature is still unpersuasive to many reasonable people, who often point to certain aspects of neuroanatomy, genetics, and evolution that appear to speak against it. I believe, but cannot prove, that these objections will be met as the sciences progress.

Here, here! I couldn't agree more. Bottom line: I don't care what you believe. If you have trouble providing reasons for your beliefs that can hold water, your credibility evaporates. To be sure, there will always be skeptical detractors, but if the logic is riddled with holes, every one would look like a detractor.

paradox rules. (1)

torpor (458) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265163)


what a shitty fucking question. everyone knows there is no answer to any question, ever.

Most people believe in paying fed income tax (1)

scorp1us (235526) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265169)

Even though they do not need to pay it.

See sig for more info.

My Ex (1)

tacocat (527354) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265171)

Is a bitch!

No wait... I can prove that!

Praying to God (1)

yahyamf (751776) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265174)

"My naive guess was that believers might be feeling more inclined to curse their God than pray to him."

Dawkins is either very short sighted or just ignorant. Major religions (atleast Islam afaik) believe in the after life along with belief in God. Accepting the temporary nature of this life and believing in final justice and recompense in the hereafter is always a source of hope and prevents despair no matter what.

Learn basics of islam [usc.edu]

Everything (1)

Moredhel (1356) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265175)

You can't prove anything, you can just prove that something isn't. So really, everything you believe, you believe without proof.

Duh.

Hard AI (2, Interesting)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265176)

I believe that "hard AI" is possible.

That is, that Minsky was fundamentally right, and that the brain can be modeled as a computing device (although not necessarily a deterministic Turing machine) made of meat.

Meta-belief: Just as I believe that mind is an epiphenomenon of certain configurations of matter, I believe that free will is an epiphenomenon of random processes in the brain.

Side note: I do not believe we'll solve the Hard AI problem in the next 50 years. (I'd very much like to be proven wrong on that, however.)

I believe... (1)

mOoZik (698544) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265181)

That I'm an idiot. But I can't prove it, probably because of that very belief.

That there is no god. (5, Interesting)

azav (469988) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265187)

Simply put. As children, we grow up with "all knowing parental figures." With that as precident, when we grow up, we look for that figure. Therefore it is understandable and expected that humanity seek some type of all knowing figure to explain all they don not know and give them comfort when they are grown.

We as humans look for a god, even though based upon complex systems and greater scarcity of complex working systems as the systems become more complex, it is unlikely that one exists.

Christ (5, Funny)

bogaboga (793279) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265197)

I believe in Christ Jesus and the "End of this Earth" as we know it today. I also believe that many of us will go to hell (the lake of fire) believe it or not.

I believe... (2, Funny)

aeroelastic (840614) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265202)

...that the princess will be in this castle. Or the next one. Or the one after that.

OJ Simpson (1)

The Hobo (783784) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265204)

Is really innocent! [yahoo.com]

Just kidding.

The Goodness of Man (1)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265205)

I believe in the goodness of man, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

-Peter

P != NP (4, Interesting)

JohnGrahamCumming (684871) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265206)

I wish I could prove it, but it seems to me that it is unlikely that P == NP.

There are various points of discontinuity in mathematics and I think this is one of them (for example, we know that the number of integers is less than the number of reals and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuum_hypothesis) .

John.

Socialism (1)

Cirruz (607607) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265208)

I know persons that believe in Socialism and they say that they haven't seen a trully Socialist state yet. But if I read an history book or talk to somebody from Czech Republic, I can see a lot of it's consequences. It's like black holes and that gamma rays stuff.

Cirruz

I BELIEVE! (3, Insightful)

go$$amer (218906) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265212)

That the world's religions will have their armageddon - and it will be entirely of their own making and have nothing to do with the divine.

GHOTI (1)

tonsofpcs (687961) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265221)

I believe that fish is spelt G-H-O-T-I.

ZFC (2, Interesting)

Inf0phreak (627499) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265224)

ZFC [wikipedia.org] , of course. What other reply is possible when you study math? :)

Nothing.... (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265225)

If I can't prove it I don't believe it. Kind of limits me on the belief level because I don't really believe in anything. Pyrrho taught me to be skeptical of everything. Scientific Theory tells me that nothing is ever proven right, only proven wrong. Religion has taught me that belief can be powerful, but power corrupts.

I have had complaints that no one can get a definite answer from me. Computers have really been the thing that has put me to that the most. I almost never say it 'Will happen', it is always it 'Should happen'. Based of my past experiences when I do 'x', 'y' has always happened. This doesn't mean that it will, just that it should do it again.

I guess if it comes down to a belief I would have to say that I believe the universe is consistent, but even that is only that it seems to have been consistent so far, but if something comes up that isn't consistent I will not discount it solely on the belief that the universe is consistent.

Why bother (0, Offtopic)

DiracFeynman (655294) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265227)

Not sure if this should be posted under 'science'.

Will Eisner Died Yesterday... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265230)

Comic genius Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit and Graphic Novel format, died January 3rd, but I can't prove it by pointing out any articles on Slashdot.

If only he had done anime...

I believe in 2 things I can't prove (4, Interesting)

AceCaseOR (594637) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265232)

God and that Global Warming is not necessarily a bad thing.

What I believe, but cannot prove (1)

lar3ry (10905) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265240)

That one divided by zero equals eternal life or, in some obscure numeric base, forty-two.

Microsoft is behind all this... (1)

mstefanus (705346) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265245)

I believe Bill owns OSDN & Slashdot... this is all big conspiracy...

P.S.: Don't tell anyone about this!

P != NP (1)

Yaztromo (655250) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265247)

I seriously doubt I'll ever be able to prove it, but I feel fairly confident than P != NP.

I hope someone proves me wrong -- I really do.

Yaz.

Calculus (1)

tonsofpcs (687961) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265256)

I believe alot of the 'laws' of calculus, I even believe Fermat's Last Theorem, even though I, personally, can not prove them.

definition of faith (1)

the_mpls_guy (844170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265268)

Isn't believeing something that you can't necessarilly prove the definition of faith?

God is a Joke (1)

E-Rock-23 (470500) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265269)

And Christians are the punchline.

I'd sooner believe in little green men from Mars than God.

God (1)

mrkitty (584915) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265276)

That is all.

Other Worlds with Life and Civilization (3, Insightful)

haplo21112 (184264) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265277)

I refuse to believe that our world contains the only life in the entire Universe. There have to be other planets with life on them out there some place.

As for the question of them visiting us, I am not so sure on that one.

What do you believen even if you can't prove it? (2, Interesting)

benja (623818) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265278)

P != NP.

homosexuality (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265280)

as highlighted by the presidential debate, there are some who believe it is natural and some who do not. Bush said he didnt know and Kerry was sure that it was natural. Of course there is no proof of it and he couldnt say why he thought so. No one really knows what compells an individual to mate with the same sex. That doesnt stop people from caliming its all about genetics. Of course, if it were genetics, according to Darwin, it would be a trait that should have been wiped out long ago since homosexuals cant reproduce.

Intellectual Property (1)

VaderPi (680682) | more than 9 years ago | (#11265282)

I believe that one day intellect will no longer be property.

Moderation. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11265285)

"What Do You Believe Even If You Can't Prove It?"

That Slashdot Moderation works.
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