What would it take to change your beliefs?
I've often mused over this question: What would have to occur for you to change your beliefs?
For example I'll go first, and I will give my answer to the question.
Current belief: The Christian God exists.
What would it take to get me to change that belief?
The following are what immediately comes to mind:
1. Successful human cloning. By "successful" I mean essentially that a human clone would be indistinguishable in all aspects (physical, mental, emotional, psychological, etc...) next to a naturally bred human being.
2. Undeniable evidence that aliens exists. By "undeniable" I would have to qualify this as me either touching one and attempting to communicate with it, and/or the entire world concurring that aliens exist i.e. they invade our planet or something at that level.
I know I've only come up with silly ones, but I really do believe that they would have the power, if manifested, to do what I claim they could.
I look forward to the antics and hopefully lighthearted discussion.
The implication that we should put Darwinism on trial overlooks the fact that Darwinism has always been on trial within the scientific community. -- From Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth R. Miller
Chaos and chance don't mean the absence of law and order, but rather the presence of order so complex that it lies beyond our abilities to grasp and describe it. -- From From Certainty to Uncertainty by F. David Peat