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Belief systems of the world
by Dr J Floor Anthoni (2001)
www.seafriends.org.nz/issues/probl/beliefs.htm

On this page one finds many ideas, people believe in. There is no limit to fantasy or imagination, but reality and truth are on a fine line. This is just a summary, with some links to more detailed information for further study. All superstition listed here, is based on the fact that it cannot be repeated in controlled experiments. The word spirituality is often used to mask superstition.
 

When shown their views to be false, far from recognising the problem, people react by intensifying the fervour of their beliefs.


superstition= (Lat super=above/beyond, stare/stat= to stand; standing above) 1) credulity regarding the supernatural.  2) an irrational fear of the unknown or mysterious.  3) a widely held but unjustified idea of the effects or nature of a thing.
science= (Lat: scire= to know; scientia= knowledge) the creation of testable hypotheses that are verifiable by reference to the real world.
faith= the firm belief in something for which there is no proof.

they can't all be right.
don't believe everything you think.
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For more information: www.quackwatch.com/, www.americanartifacts.com/smma/quackery.htmwww.infidels.org/, www.humanist.net/, www.atheistsunited.org/, www.skeptics.com.au/, www.mlmwatch.org/, ,
Dictionary of alternative healing: www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/dictionary/md00.html

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