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Even aside from religion, people must have some sort of faith, whether that be faith in science, in the five senses, in the reliability of the human memory, or faith in history and the truth of what other people tell us, amirite?

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Science does not require faith because Science can be tested.

@Astronaut_Will Science does not require faith because Science can be tested.

But what about the faith that someone loves you? Or even likes you?

I feel like whenever this is said, it presupposes the point it's attempting to prove. You can't say people "have some sort of faith" in these things because you're already assuming that these people do, in fact, willingly choose to act on faith in these circumstances. If faith is belief not based on proof, then how do you know with certainty that said people are actually acting upon it, and not actually even accepting (some of) it as fact, or that they don't have different definitions of proof and evidence altogether, which, no matter how stupid they may be, would render the saying "they have faith" useless?

As Astronaut Will said above, faith is based on something that you believe in without proof. Science does not require faith.

@mchalla3 As Astronaut Will said above, faith is based on something that you believe in without proof. Science does not...

Depends on the situation. Like if your boyfriend is on his knees proposing, you know he loves you. Or if your girlfriend said yes to your proposal, you know she loves you. But other things, like asking someone out, or making new friends, you're right there.

Faith in my opinion is a human instinct just like our instinct to survive. Faith acts as an impetus for most people to spur onward and into achieving something in the future. Science stems from faith. A hypothesis must have faith invested towards to it so that others would put in the effort to try and test it out. John Ambrose Fleming had fiath in his research and experiments in sciences and lo and behold achieved his first breakthrough in inventing the left hand rule as well the the right hand rule widely used nowdays in Physics

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@timetoact Faith in my opinion is a human instinct just like our instinct to survive. Faith acts as an impetus for most people...

But don't you formulate a hypothesis based on previous evidence? So technically that isnt faith.

@mchalla3 But don't you formulate a hypothesis based on previous evidence? So technically that isnt faith.

No, a scientific hypothesis isn't based on previous evidence but rather but rather the inquisitive nature of a question which aims to be solved by doing experiments and thus proving te hypothesis to be true or false. A scientist must have faith in his hypothesis to be able to carry out those experiments to prove it. Unless you would care to justify another reason, I will see it that Faith is the main impetus for action and effort be placed to carry out experiments based on hypothesis

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