#007 DFQ

Maria Spiropulu, Physicist at CERN,
the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva.

“I believe nothing to be true if it cannot be proved. If you believe something, then you don’t need proof of it, and if you have proof, you don’t need to believe it.”

DFQ #007:

What do you believe but cannot prove?

1,226 thoughts on “#007 DFQ

  1. I believe but cannot prove that conservative policies, while out of favor, would result in a superior outcome over liberal policies.

  2. I believe the internet, by making anyone able to share information with each other, will ultimately solve all of the worlds problems.

    It may or may not happen but the internet allows people to access and share information. Information is the key to making any correct and wise decision, and wise decisions are what will ultimately unite the world.

    I understand that false or misleading information can also be shared, but I also believe that the majority of people are nice and want to get along with each other. I believe that eventually this majority will win out and everyone can get along.

  3. “I believe nothing to be true if it cannot be proved.
    If you believe something, then you don’t need proof of it,
    and if you have proof, you don’t need to believe it.”

    This is one of the most intelligent things i ever heard in my life

  4. Ultimately all belief begins with something that cannot be proved. The rationalist makes a leap to believe rationalism is true, the religious make an equally valid leap to believe that religious truths may be true. This is not to say everything is true for some things obviously can be proven to be untrue. I believe that the foundation from which our assumptions come cannot ultimately be proved even though some seem to ‘fit’ the world of experience better and so sensibly cannot be believed with more confidence even though proof is not there.

  5. So many things. Treason from a friend. Love from spouse. Presidential elections to be fraud.

    But I believe in God and I can prove it to myself. And I can not prove to others. But I do not need more.

  6. I believe that education is a panacea for all the major problems facing the humanity but find it very difficult to prove it to be so.

  7. I believe a BVS is possible even though I cannot prove it, just as I believe I am happier for having begun this study with SOT even though I cannot prove the feeling. It is possible to experience an event in one’s life which leaves no visible evidence, yet there are invisible signs which can alter one’s behaviour or direct one’s decision to a BVS. This constitutes proof of the event to the individual, but may or may not be proved by another person. What an enigma!

  8. I believe that observation and reasoning, shared with other people over time, allows us to perceive objective reality. In other words, that there is something ‘out there’, and that we can perceive ‘it’ at some level/s. But I can’t prove it!

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