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Heads again! Three in a row! That’s 12.5% chance given traditional views of probability. About 1/10, pretty lucky I guess, but not exceptionally improbable...
Next toss. Four heads in a row would be pretty unlikely, 6.25% chance, taking into account irrefutable laws of probability. Your confidence in this coin toss is not high at all... This time, it must be tails!
You toss again... Doh! Tails... told you! It’s just random.
But what if no-one had ever told you about probability? What if at schools, pupils were taught that nothing was random, but was merely configured by consensus of conscious minds observing it, based upon their beliefs on outcome?
Would those children, upon reaching adulthood, be able to toss a coin 1000 times and it come up heads every single time?
Maybe, maybe not. But my point is that seemingly provable scientific experiments may have their results contaminated by belief of persons doing experimentation.
If scientists believe that they are unable to influence probability, then results they will glean will support this belief, whether that is because they are right, or because they are wrong but believe they are right.
Imagine if everybody in country put same numbers on lottery, and watched draw convinced “I’m going to win this week I can feel it!”
Would chances of those numbers coming out still be millions to one?
Maybe, maybe not.
But then again, scientists will freely accept that quantum particles can be influenced merely by our observations and expectations. So why not visible matter constructed of these quantum particles? Because its easier for them to accept strange goings-on with an invisible sub-atomic particle than it is with something they can see, feel, taste, and touch like a coin or a dice. If they don’t see anything that supports this belief, they will not believe it. But if belief is what makes it happen, then they are never going to see it in experimentation.
If belief is key to defining our reality, then while we retain a steadfast and narrow belief system, be that religion, science, or a combination of two, then we are severely narrowing possibilities open to us in this reality. We need to reset our brains back to zero. View everything from “provable” and “observable” science to religious or spiritual philosophies as a child would, from a neutral place where you can freely explore them as possibilities, but be in a place where you can also explore other conflicting areas of possibility without contaminating them, or rendering them invisible, with your own preconceptions.
If you get in to a reality too deeply, you will believe in that reality to point where you will automatically dismiss any other reality presented to you... this is dangerous, especially when you consider that reality you are part of may have been devised with a malevolent intent.
Johnny Fuctup looks at everything from a neutral point. Breaking down rigid belief systems and being open to many alternative possibilities of reality is paramount to understanding the universe we live in, and also to assuring that we are not being maniuplated into buying into a bogus belief system, be that religions or sciences.
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