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
The false beliefs of mankind are beyond the reach of your decrees.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Illustrating the liability of false information and impressions to stand for facts, is the belief entertained by Gen. O. O. Howard, that Lieut.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
In taking so false a step she started from a true belief that Girard had ceased to care much for Cadiere.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
The close connexion of belief with our activities, enables us to understand how illusions, false conceptions of reality, arise.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
At certain stages of social development, false beliefs are simply inevitable.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
It is a mass of false and superstitious beliefs long exploded.
"Modern Substitutes for Christianity" by Pearson McAdam Muir
They are false teachers who counsel us to give no heed to the promptings of reason, if reason brings doubt into our beliefs.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
In the belief in an absolute difference between true and false welfare, there is manifested an ignorance of the actual operations of brain work.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
Beliefs are false not because they mislead us; they are not mistaken ways of thinking.
"Reconstruction in Philosophy" by John Dewey
Often times these two false and contradictory beliefs are combined in the same person.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey

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
In the case of BBs with false memories, this is because a quantum transition is far less likely to create beliefs D⊕ than to create beliefs D⊙ , due to the difference in entropy (information).
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
While waiting for a response and being aided by the newly acquired belief that conjecture (2) is false, I quickly happened to find a counterexample to the conjecture, using the following heuristics, which may be of interest to readers.
On the supremum of the tails of normalized sums of independent Rademacher random variables
There’s nothing wrong with faith, but it doesn’t constitute knowledge under Plato’s definition. A belief that is justified but false is simply a misconception.
Computational Asteroseismology
Today, thanks to technological advances in terms of recording brain activity, various studies show that this belief is false (for instance, see Gerstein and Lestienne ).
A model of Poissonian interactions and detection of dependence
In this work we demonstrate that these beliefs are false.
The Random Oracle Methodology, Revisited
False memories and fantastic beliefs: 15 years of the DRM illusion.
Scientific Utopia: II. Restructuring incentives and practices to promote truth over publishability
Although we had the opposite belief after this experimentation, as an interesting open problem in number theory, we make the following probably false conjecture.
Complete Reduction in K-Theory