Why we Believe in the Impossible

Since the beginning of time, people have believed in the supernatural to explain things they did not understand. As scientific knowledge and understanding grew, one would think belief in the supernatural would lessen or disappear. Turns out that’s not true. Why do we hold on to false beliefs? Why do we believe in the impossible? The bottom line? Why? We want to believe. (Every one of us.) What Are False Beliefs? According to the American Psychological Association, the definition of false beliefs is “a mental proposition that is asserted with high confidence but lacks a basis in reality.”  What is Reality?  1: the quality or state of being real 2 a (1): a real event, entity, or state of affairs his dream became a reality (2): the totality of real things and events trying to escape from reality   b: something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily in reality: in actual fact Merriam-Webster Dictionary Myths We Believe A common myth many of us believe is that multi-tasking works. The facts show multi-tasking doesn’t work. “Research reveals that there are capacity limits when engaging in cognitively demanding tasks.” We also like to believe that a loving and healthy environment can and will change any genetically […]