Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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The nature of belief

When I say "I believe..." I mean

I am completely sure that...
12(7.8%)
I think it is possible that...
32(20.9%)
I am madly in love with the idea that...
12(7.8%)
I have a theory that...
25(16.3%)
My intuition tells me that...
22(14.4%)
I have an unprovable conviction that...
20(13.1%)
I hope that...
8(5.2%)
In the best of all worlds...
7(4.6%)
SEWIWEIC
15(9.8%)

When I hear someone else say "I believe..." my initial assumption is generally that they mean

I am completely sure that...
5(8.3%)
I think it is possible that...
12(20.0%)
I am madly in love with the idea that...
3(5.0%)
I have a theory that...
12(20.0%)
My intuition tells me that...
6(10.0%)
I have an unprovable conviction that...
5(8.3%)
I hope that...
2(3.3%)
In the best of all worlds...
0(0.0%)
SEWIWEIC
15(25.0%)
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