I just heard this in a documentary about UFOs:
If it could be shown that any UFOs were extra-terrestrial in origin, people’s entire belief system would fundamentally change.
…and it got me to thinking: what would it take to change my “belief system”? Certainly not UFOs, since I already suspect they’re real.
My belief system these days involves submitting to evidence, wherever it leads. Doesn’t it follow, then, that there’s no evidence that could change my belief system? My beliefs, maybe, but not my belief system.
Does that mean my belief system is sound, or blind?
Do you think that insisting on evidence will avoid life-wasting untruths, or cause me to miss something important?
How about you? What could change your beliefs? Your belief system?