One thing that is clear is that the flights would all be canceled. Hot Jupiters are rare, but not overwhelmingly so.
We do this because we are genetically programmed to try to tell good stories. These subconscious side-effects of our social instincts have a downside: All the major world religions went through periods of oral transmission of their founding stories, and the longer this state persisted the more variant the stories became Hundreds of years of oral tradition in Buddhism led to communities in different regions thinking that the Buddha gained enlightenment in the 5th century BCEthe 8th, the 9th or even in the 11th century BCE and each community thinks it has received the correct information through its Systematic thinking transmission A scientific study of Balkan bards who have memorized "traditional epics rivaling the Iliad in length show that they do not in fact retain and repeat the same material verbatim but rather create a new version each time they perform it" based around a limited number of memorized elements A sign of untrustworthiness is that as stories spread they often become marvellous, more sure of themselves, more fantastic and, more detailed rather than less Four General Causes of Ignorance Roger Bacon was concerned with science and the gathering of knowledge but he suffered many restrictions and punishments from his Church, and the world had to wait another few hundred years before Francis Bacon could exert a greater influence in the same direction.
In Opus Majus Roger Bacon says there are four general causes of human ignorance. All of them are social in nature. Third, the opinion of the unlearned crowd.
From these plagues, of which the fourth is the worst, spring all human evils. As social animals, our beliefs are often functions of our communities, and our belief-forming and belief-espousing mechanisms are deeply tied to the instinctual politics of social positions and consensus rather than evidence-based analysis.
Traditions and Customs As a species, we experienced the world as flat. So sure was everyone, that those who thought otherwise were declared insane! Yet the common-sense view was wrong, and the common consensus was eventually changed.
The consensus was harming the search for truth. Proof by consensus is no proof at all. We do not have any consistent or absolute way of approaching what we consider true, however we are capable of telling with certainty when something is false.
The Earth is not flat, the Northern Lights are not spiritual in basis, neither are rainbows, the stars or the sun and the moon. Earthquakes are not gods moving underneath the Earth, nor can volcanoes or the weather probably be influenced by spirit or totem worship.
We are not sure if science has "disproved" souls or God, but it certainly seem less likely that they exist than they used to.
We often rely on traditional explanations for events because we simply do not have time to investigate everything ourselves, and, most of the time the pronouncements and findings of experts do not filter down to the general populace.
The result is a mixture of messy mass beliefs battling against the top-down conclusions of proper investigations. Status-quo bias and other social factors frequently cause resistance against the conclusions of scientists.
For this reason, even such major theories as evolution were sometimes discovered by scientists in this case, in around the 4th century BCEand then rejected by society and forgotten until they were re-discovered in a world where society was more ready to accept it.
Expectations and Culture UK Anthropologists find that the particular elements experienced by people change over time and from culture to culture the elements are experienced differently.
Modern UFO reports are of the "grays" kind: Different countries report different types of aliens, due to their culture.
As culture changes, so does the phenomenon. What does that say about the phenomenon? Such large-scale change over time casts doubt on the basis of the experience and has been presented especially in the case of UFOs and demons as evidence that the phenomenon is self-generated, unreal, so is therefore a function of the aspirations and expectations of the experiencer.
Sacred Truths and Dogmas Religion beliefs dogma religion It seems that the chances of us discovering the truth escape most rapidly from us when it comes to the religious truths dogmas put forward by organized religious bodies.
Here, authority, tradition and psychology all combine to present a formidable wall against the acceptance of new evidence and truths. Tell him that the book he keeps by his bed was written by an invisible deity who will punish him with fire for eternity if he fails to accept every incredible claim about the universe, and he seems to require no evidence whatsoever.
Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason " by Sam Harris 74 The issue isn't evidence par se, it's the lack of application of critical thinking to religious received truths, because society has placed religious theories into a sacred zone where they cannot be criticized.
You can rationally apply physics to debate the pros and cons of string theory and be praised for your diligence in your search for truth, but if you rationally apply the truths of biology against religion, then, many feel you are being not only impolite, but immoral.
That such religion-inspired truths are due more to social factors than to reality can be seen by the highly culture-dependent interpretation of religious experiences.
Native Americans on their vision quest see visions of North American animals not of African ones.
Thus it would seem that religious experiences, no matter how intense and all-consuming, are subject to constraint by the cultural and religious norms of the person to whom they occur.
Another way of looking at this is to say that there can be no such thing as a pure experience. An experience always happens to a person, and that person already has an interpretive framework through which he or she views the world.
Thus, experience and interpretation always combine and interpenetrate.‘Oumuamua breezed in unexpectedly and it left in a rush. Faded now, to twentynine, soaring up and out over Jupiter’s orbit. No sum, it seems, sufficient to compel it to pick up the phone, to give us a call.
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