RE: virus: truth, science, and the American way

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 12:31:50 -0800

Reed wrote:

>A human being cannot fly without assistance. Such extraordinary
>feats have never been observed reproduceably. Belief is
>irrelevant, except that false belief can lead to harm (for instance,
>jumping off your garage becuase you believe you can fly).

If belief is irrelevant, why are you wasting your time at Harvard
University? Just for the diploma? Even that is just a tool to alter
people's belief about you.
>Now, if you are talking about "placebo effect", that's true...
>but not as significant in support of your thoughts, I think.

Coming up with examples where "positive thinking" doesn't help does
nothing to refute the thesis that belief drives behavior which in turn
drives results.

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