false belief


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n false belief a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
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In literature:

They would readily see then how false the belief is.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
That is, we have to determine the conditions of origin of so widespread a belief, but which we believe to be false.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
It is a false belief, a bad philosophy dimming the eyes of generations.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
The material part laughed to scorn the imaginative one for its false assumptions and unfounded beliefs.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
His fancies, likings, beliefs, however brilliant, eager, or obstinate, are of no avail if they are set on a false object.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
These are the false beliefs that I seek to combat.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
Poverty is only a form of "error," a false belief.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
So she began in her usual fashion to build up a false repose on the hither side of belief.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
But now I realize that my belief was false; it was blindness.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
And also he offered to fight with any man, Christian or heathen, that would say he were false in his belief; except the King and his brethren.
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various

In poetry:

The wine of life was rough and new,
But sweet beyond belief,
And wrong was false, and right was true -
The rose was in the leaf.
"In Age" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

They are all products of the false belief that we are born with empty minds, a tabula rasa.
False Belief Is a Defense, as Long as You're a Cop.
Examining deception, fakery, and false beliefs.
The further claim betrays an underlying animus toward Roosevelt, informed by false beliefs about the Great Depression, and supports my off-the-cuff thought about gold-standard advocacy here.
Johnson Memorial Hospital oncologist Jaykumar Thumar will talk about recent advancements in cancer treatments and dispel false beliefs and myths about cancer during a presentation Dec 11 at the Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Road.
Even if we have some inkling that we might be at risk, we're lulled into a false sense of security in the belief that we're prepared.

In science:

The “gambler fallacy” is a classical example: the common belief that after a sequence of losses in a game of chance there will probably follow a sequence of gains is false.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Ann believes that Bob believes that Ann believes that Bob has a false belief about Ann.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
Now ask yourself the following question: Does Ann believe that Bob has a false belief about Ann? With much thought, you can see that this is a paradoxical situation.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
The basic idea is to run a message passing algorithm ( “Belief Propagation ”) to compute for each variable the marginal probabilit y that this variable takes the value true/false in a uniformly random satisfying assignment.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
In order to make the effect of price manipulation visually pronounced, here we have taken a slightly extreme case in which the true value of the information flow rate is σ = +1 (blue), whereas the ‘conjugate’ price process is generated by the false belief that the flow rate is given by σ = −1 (red).
Asset pricing with random information flow