“Nothing is more powerful as an idea whose time has come.”
– Victor Hugo
About This Blog
Imagine a theory of the mind that describes human behavior in a simple easy to understand way yet you may not be able to believe it. How do I get through to you?
This blog examines why it is so difficult to change minds even with facts and hard evidence. The theory in a nutshell is that beliefs are like viruses. They infect our minds and have no other purpose than to stay there and spread to other minds.
If this is correct we finally know the enemy. Our beliefs are causing all the problems. This changes our focus and perspective allowing us to see new ways to solve hard problems.
I will be getting into other subjects the theory could explain including why are we the only hominids still alive and why did evolution create such complicated brains capable of language? I will also speculate on where we get our morals.
Popular authors like Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett will help us on our journey and I will try to provide short summary videos to help visualize the theory when I can.
So go ahead take the red pill and join me in this science and philosophy adventure I call ReThinking Beliefs.
“It isn’t that they cannot find the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.”
– G.K Chesterton
My name is Steve Hutchins: Multimedia instructor, programmer, visual effects artist, editor and motion graphics designer.
I like to read and think about how the things I have read are connected and if something new can be learned. I have always been fascinated why otherwise smart, rational people can be so irrational at times – now I think I know why.