Quips: “What Do You Believe Is True …”

_Quips: “What Do You Believe Is True Even Though You Cannot Prove It?”_

[The Question Center](http://www.edge.org/q2005/q05_print.html) is at it again asking over 200 bright minds of 2004-05 “What Do You Believe Is True Even Though You Cannot Prove It?” This is simply an amazing piece of work. Here are some highlights I enjoyed, and it was tough because there is such a large body of work there. Please go read the [full text](http://www.edge.org/q2005/q05_print.html) when you can. Print it for a trip, read it as you can. You will not be dissapointed.

[TOR NØRRETRANDERS](http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/norrentranders.html “Profile”)
> So here is what I have faith in: We have a hand backing us, not as a divine foresight or control, but in the very simple and concrete sense that we are all survivors. We are all the result of a very long line of survivors who survived long enough to have offspring. Amoeba, rodents and mammals. We can therefore have confidence that we are experts in survival. We have a wisdom inside, inherited from millions of generations of animals and humans, a knowledge of how to go about life. That does not in any way imply foresight or planning ahead on our behalf. It only implies that we have a reason to trust out ability to deal with whatever challenges we meet. We have inherited such an ability.