January 06, 2005

What I believe but cannot prove

Edge.org (via GNXP Sci-Fi) asks 120 intellectuals: What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it? I read only a small fraction of the answers (I'm sorry, I have a life) but what I read was interesting. Of course it begs the question, what do I believe but cannot prove? It's late, and I have a cold. I don't have much time or energy at the moment to put into it, so I'll answer more briefly than the subject requires.

As I've said before, my most basic belief is logoism (that existence has meaning). But I guess I believe in some other things too, like hashgaha pratit (השגחה פרטית) - that God is watching over me, and in hishtadlut (השתדלות) - that if I try to do the right thing, God will help me out. I suppose that anyone who's been reading my blog can come up with a lot more things too.

Posted by David Boxenhorn at January 6, 2005 10:27 PM
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