virus: Re: Definition of belief

ken sartor (
Mon, 15 Apr 1996 12:52:23 -0500

>I'm not sure if I agree with your definition of belief here (that certain
>knowledge is different from and obviates belief). Let me know if my own
>(admittedly informal) definition differs from your idea:
> To hold a belief X is to act as if X is true.

Many beliefs do not have tangible actions associated with them.
For instance, perhaps you believe in life on other planets.
Still your actions may not reflect this either because there is
nothing to be done or negative consequences follow if you act
on them (i.e., ridicule, appointment to a nasa position ;-)