I did think about what word to use there - and while I don't _believe_ believe it, I would be _very_ surprised to be proved wrong :D . And besides, any other word seems like a bit of a fudge. -------------------------- - Did you ever hear of "The Seattle Seven"? - Mmm. - That was me... and six other guys.
2009/2/10 Pete Carlton <pmcarl...@mac.com> > > Not too much here that would raise hackles on the everything-list, > but (IMHO) for the first sentence-- > > > Perhaps it's time I had another go at explaining all that weird > > stuff I believe in and why. > > The word "believe" can mean many things but in my parlance it means > to attach a very high confidence to a proposition. I believe that > eating satiates my hunger, that the Pacific Ocean lies a few miles to > my west, that if I sit in a chair I will not fall through it to the > ground, etc. I also from time to time *entertain* notions similar to > the ones you've written about, and admit the possibility of some, but > I don't believe any of it with anything like the confidence with > which I believe that water will freeze at -10°C. I suspect the same > is true for you too. Or is it really the case that in the few years > since you've read those stories you have really thought things > through to the point where you believe it? > > -Pete > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---