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Core beliefs


8. Core Beliefs

Belief is a form of imagination which is not based on evidence. Belief is not reasonable, not factual. Belief, by the way, includes not only religious belief, but also political beliefs, ideologies, and all kinds of concoctions and habits usually called "superstition" and "magical thinking".

Belief in all its forms is made possible because at its basis is a complex of interrelated beliefs, formed during human evolution and assimilated during childhood, which I will call here "core beliefs".

In particular:

Presumably, the fundamental beliefs are the result of evolution of the human animal and this evolution is re-experienced during the upbringing of the human infant.