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Definition of scientific belief?
which means not true or Scientific belief' on the other hand should refer to knowledge that has been theorized and repeatedly tested out. But clearly not everything we do and believe has come under the scrutiny of the 'scientific method'. It would be absurd for us to require scientific backing for every step we take and every move we make. We can just be 'reasonable' about how we approach things. It sometimes surprises us to learn that one of our pet 'scientific beliefs' is really urban legend, and to discover how hard it is to give up one of these beliefs in favor of something more supportable. We've all experienced this kind of 'clash in the head' when we learn that something we have comfortably assumed for a long time is, in fact, not true. The history of science highlights many times when world views have abruptly changed, and adherents to the older theory fought tooth-and-nail to maintain their ways of thinking, even though they clearly represented what had become irrational thinking.
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Believing in superstitions . . . i don't know the specific definition, but for example, believing that breaking a mirror will cause seven years of bad luck. Other examples is …that black cats are bad luck, opening umbrellas indoors is bad, or walking under ladders is bad. Personally, I only believe in some of these, but it's really up to you. These r all nonsense. 1 should not bliv in dese.
atheism, and several aspects of Satanism
Belief is based on accepting what someone or something has told you without any corroboration (supporting evidence, third-party accounts, backups). Scientific theory is based …on experiment and logic, and usually can be tested with extremely accurate predictions.
that man was a product of evolution is a scientific belief, where god made man is a religious belief -- commonly associated with this question.
Ivatan beliefs: 1. 1. Mothers who newly delivered a baby aren't allowed to read for they'll experience aches. Explanation: Because of the mother's drain labor, they still c…annot regain their normal health status and so they can easily get tired and dizzy. 2. Ivatans avoid ironing clothes while in an open air. Explanation: Anyone working in an occupation such as ironing, in which they extensively use their hands is said to be prone to pasma. From the traditional cause of "init" and "lamig", this is a traditional concept sufficiently intact in the contemporary Philippine psyche to be accepted, alone as a cause for pasma. 3. When winged ants come out, it foretells rain. Explanation: Ants have the ability to sense when rainy season is approaching and when this time comes, they take their food and head for shelter. 4. Fishing during full moon is avoided because of poor catch. Explanation: During full moon, the wind and current become relatively stronger, particularly during the southwest and the northeast monsoons. These conditions make the fishing operation difficult. Also, a full moon makes the surrounding bright by dispersing light. If a fishing gear that makes use of a weak ordinary light is employed, no fish will be become attracted to it because the light is not concentrated.
Superstitious belief, by definition, have no scientific basis. Science requires that ideas are tested in a way that is repeatable and falsifiable. Falsifiable means that there… must be a way that the test shows that a stated belief is not true, while most superstitions rely on metaphysical entities or powers that are so vague they can not be dis-proven. Here are some examples of superstitions, and where they may have come from. Breaking a mirror is seen as seven years of bad luck from a historical root. Back in the medieval times mirrors were very expensive. And if you broke one, it was reguarly someone important, such as the lord of the kingdom of the king or a high-ranking nobleman. And if you broke it, it was common that if they were un-forgiving, they would put you in jail, possibly for seven years.Walking under a ladder is seen as bad luck Typically a ladder means someone at the top of the ladder and that person can easily drop things - onto your head. So it really is a bad idea to walk under one.Never sweep the floor at night or you'll sweep sorrow into your life. You may not be able to see where you're sweeping and fall and get injured.Chase away any owls outside your window; they are a harbinger of death. They may erode your windowsill by pecking on it, and when you lean on it, it may break and you may fall.Never start or buy anything on a Friday. Since Friday is the last business day, you or your order will probably not be active on the weekend.Cut your hair on a full moon and it will grow back faster. Well, if you cut your hair at a barber's shop, and you can see the moon, the barber will probably bee in a hurry to leave and so will give you a shorter haircut.Crickets in your home are good luck (not in my home and definitely not for the nasty crickets!) They tell the temperature.Killing a spider is bad luck. In addition to reducing local disease-carrying insects, spiders provide humans with other medical benefits. Spider venom is used in neurological research and may prevent permanent brain damage in stroke victims. The silk produced by spiders is used in many optical devices including laboratory instruments.Ivy growing on a house protects the inhabitants from witchcraft and evil. Evil may mistake it for poison ivy and stay away.Friday the 13th is unlucky The Templars were all arrested (and most were tortured and executed) one Friday the 13th!Actors believe that using real money as a prop is bad luck. This is probably rooted in the fact that leaving real money on stage or in your costume means that there is a good chance that the prop will disappear before the next performance.Opening an umbrella in the house is bad luck. Like walking under a ladder, this is just a hazard; you could hit someone or break something.Bad luck comes in threes. This is sometimes expressed in notable deaths occurring in threes. In fact, this is a well-known psychological bias known as "confirmation effect"; when two events occur, people naturally anticipate a third (two things don't form a pattern, but three do). When the expectation is satisfied, it "proves" the adage. Of course, if it is not, then the pattern is not recognized.
The scientific definition of scientific inquiry is the ongoing process of discovery in science. It is the diverse way in which scientists study the natural world and its p…rocesses to come up with facts to back up their theories.
Superstition is an irrational belief that is deeply held, even in the absence of evidence, and that always causes some degree of anxiety when it plays out [situations for …example where you have no alternative but to walk under a ladder, or step on a crack-- and then something horrible happens!]. Superstitions are inner convictions about how the world operates, and they are hard to overcome. Even though they may lead to some anxiety, they are ways for us to experience consistency in the world, and sometimes it is easier for us to want our superstitions to be 'true' [yes, once again I see that the world is consistent] than it is to give them up [I'm free of that, and now open to new possibilities]. In very simple terms science is the accumulation of knowledge, sometimes slow and laborious, based on observation and the manipulating of variables in order to see what affects what. As time goes on, a more and more consistent view of the physical world develops, and scientific beliefs can be used to explore and develop new areas of technology. A Little More Exploring The distinction between the two seems at first to be complete and unambiguous, doesn't it? But a sharp distinction between superstition and scientific belief really may not be possible. The way humans believe is not neatly divided into these two categories. Superstition is a kind of magical thinking where a person is convinced that taboo behaviors somehow force something bad to happen. There is hardly a person, however scientific he may think himself to be, who is totally free from even the slightest degree of superstition. Try any of the following to test this out: put your shoes and socks on in the order different from usual. Change the order of your morning rituals-- brush first then shave, change the way you shower-- and notice what happens. There is some tug on you that doing things out of their 'proper' order will result in something bad or uncomfortable. Take as an example someone who experiences 'bad luck' when a black cat crosses his path. You might develop an experiment where you will randomly make a black cat cross his path, even with his knowledge, in an attempt to prove to him that the superstition is nonsense. But the superstition is like an 'inner engine', and the person will see to it (not consciously) that there will be 'bad luck' each time the cat crosses his path. So, for him, superstition is supported by repeated experimentation! 'Scientific belief' on the other hand should refer to knowledge that has been theorized and repeatedly tested out. But clearly not everything we do and believe has come under the scrutiny of the 'scientific method'. It would be absurd for us to require scientific backing for every step we take and every move we make. We can just be 'reasonable' about how we approach things. It sometimes surprises us to learn that one of our pet 'scientific beliefs' is really urban legend, and to discover how hard it is to give up one of these beliefs in favor of something more supportable. We've all experienced this kind of 'clash in the head' when we learn that something we have comfortably assumed for a long time is, in fact, not true. The history of science highlights many times when world views have abruptly changed, and adherents to the older theory fought tooth-and-nail to maintain their ways of thinking, even though they clearly represented what had become irrational thinking. This leads us to consider that science, however lofty one thinks of it as the source of the highest levels of objective truth, may have some element of superstition in it, just as the guy with the black cat superstition can say that his superstition has some element of 'science' in it. The bottom line is that while superstition and scientific belief are different in some ways, they also share some interesting and very human things in common. They involve an investment of personal energy in advancing a certain world view. A superstitious person will see the world and operate in the world within the limits of his world view. A scientist might approach certain questions because there is a personal investment in the importance of the work, to the exclusion of the work of others, sometimes. Both individuals might be operating out of a set of false or flawed assumptions, all based on what is going on inside. "I'm convinced that this is the way the world is, so obviously my set of observations (not that other person's) are really the important ones, and so the questions I come up with are really going to get to the heart of the matter." This investment of personal energy is really the uniting factor, and the thing that should make everyone humble about being sure of one's knowledge. The best approach is to be willing to question everything, and not get too bothered when a pet theory or belief is challenged or debunked.
The idea about belief is that they don't need a scientific explaination, so pretty much every belief and practice do not have real scientific explaination. The closest thing t…o a scientific explaination I have is that a certain type of energy is there and it can be controlled by humans; but there is little evidence to prove this.
The definition of beliefs in sociology is the sharing of knowledge ,ideas and common ideas in a group of people.
There are a number of understood scientific beliefs. Some of these include the theory of evolution, as well as the theory that gravity is holding us on earth.
Answer The excessively credulous belief is superstitious which comes only from supernatural influences, but the scientific beliefs come only by solid proofs after so ma…ny researches
Humans came from monkeys or apes...as simple as that^^
A: Religious beliefs are not based on science, although they may sometimes coincide with scientific facts aswe now know them. Stephen Jay Gould explained this with t…he concept of Nonoverlapping Magisteria (NOMA). He said that the domain or magisterium for science is the empirical realm - what the universe is made from and why it works the way it does. He said that the magisterium of religion includes the ultimate meaning and moral values. These magisteria are nonoverlapping - science does not comment on the ultimate meaning of life, while religion should not comment on the natural world.
A belief in Science does not preclude other areas of endeavour. For example spirituality, music, art, legerdemain, cultural values. OT literalists are sometimes upset by sci…entific knowledge disagreeing with ancient legends, and claim that science and spirituality cannot co-exist. This does not have a widespread following among any group of thinkers.
Mostly that would be religion and politics.