Belief system
A depiction in the change in "belief system" over the last 5,000-years of human intellectual development, from that of Ra theology (3000BC), to Ab-Ra-hamic/B-Ra-hmaic theologies (325AD), to the inception of hard science, at the center of which is belief in thermodynamics (1690), to modern human chemical thermodynamics, and belief in humans as animate reactive molecules "synthesized" by the universe whose behavior is operated by the first law and second law of thermodynamics via free energy differentials.
In existence, a belief system refers to a system of belief concerning the operation and workings of the universe.

“Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truth is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he or she be in after years relieved of them. The reason for this is that a superstition is so intangible a thing that you cannot get at it to refute it.”
Hypatia (360-415), Greek philosopher (1040 BP)

One of these myths that currently grips the modern mind is that of belief in the theory of life, which has its roots in the ancient circa 4000BC fable of the birth and death of the sun myth, but which is a concept, namely "life" and in particular the origin of life that is in direct conflict with modern evolution theory and physical science, and was officially classified as defunct scientific theory in 2009 (see: defunct theory of life), but one that will likely remain in the underlying "child mind" of future adults for many years to come.

In 1748, David Hume gave an example of a person in India who refused to believe that that water can become solid during winter.

Belief system | Child
See main: Belief system (child)

Core scientific beliefs
The following is the belief system held by the modern thermodynamicist or modern physical scientist:

“If, in some cataclysm, all scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis (450BC), or atomic fact, or whatever you wish to call it, that all things are made of atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one sentence you will see an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.”
Richard Feynman (1964), Lectures on Physics (time capsule wisdom)

Believe that humans were created from the atoms of the earth through a great process.”
Jean Sales (1789), Philosophy of Nature: Treatise on Human Moral Nature (Human molecular hypothesis)

“A theory is the more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises, the more different kinds of things it relates, and the more extended its area of applicability. Therefore the deep impression that classical thermodynamics made upon me. It is the only physical theory of universal content which I am convinced will never be overthrown, within the framework of applicability of its basic concepts.”
Albert Einstein (c.1945), Autobiographical Notes (Einstein postulate)

Believe that the entire universe and everything in it is governed by the laws of energy and entropy.”
Clausius postulate (1865)
Eddington rule (1928)

These core beliefs, the middle belief being a subset of the first belief, are rooted in the 450BC standard model of physics (elements of forces) of Greek philosopher Empedocles and the 485 atomic theory of Greek philsopher Leucippus, respectively, all entwined with two-and-a half-century long debate on the existence or non-existence of the vacuum. This belief system, adhered to particularly by the human thermodynamicist, gives way to what is called the "standard model of human existence", according to which all other presumptions are assumed false or given a secondary status. The modern belief system traces human origin to the hydrogen atom (see: evolution timeline).

Thermodynamic belief system
The following, being the opening statement to German physicist Rudolf Clausius' 1875 The Mechanical Theory of Heat, is what might be considered as the foundation of the thermodynamic belief system, started with the conception of the modern heat engine by French physicist Denis Papin in 1690:

“Every force tends to give motion to the body on which it acts; but it may be prevented from doing so by other opposing forces, so that equilibrium results, and the body remains at rest. In this case the force performs no work. But as soon as the body moves under the influence of the force, work is performed.”
Rudolf Clausius (1875), “Mathematical Introduction

Belief that humans are molecules
See main: Human molecule
About 57 percent of people believe that they are molecules or specifically “giant molecules”. These statistics come from English physicist James Eadon’s 2001-2008 online pollings, graph shown below from American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims’ 2008 The Human Molecule: [1]
Poll: Are you a giant molecule? (2008)

Belief that love is a chemical reaction
See main: Love the chemical reaction
About 66 percent of people believe that love is a chemical reaction. These statistics come from a 2005 poll results of 100 Americans done by American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims: [2]
Is love a chemical reaction

Scientist's belief in god and immortality
The following are the 1998 polled views of America's so-called leading or "greater" scientists, the members of the National Academy of Sciences, on personal belief or disbelief on God and immortality: [3]

American National Academy of Sciences
Disbelief in God
in immortality
(or agnosticism)

of belief in God
(or agnosticism)

of belief in Immortality
in God
in Immortality

Physical scientists
(physicists and astronomers)
Biological scientists65.2%69%32.3%



This 1998 data set can be combined with American psychologist James Leuba's 1916 and 1933 data sets to yield the following plot, which show, according to extrapolative estimates, that currently about 5 percent of leading scientists believe in the existence of God: [4]

Percent Belief in God by Scientists

Belief in God, spirit, or life force
Only 2 percent of Americans don't believe in any sort of spirit, God, or life force. These results come from the millennium poll of the general public the world over:

Religious beliefs (by country) (new2)

Ancient belief system
The ancient belief system, which predates that of the modern belief system, and is held as the dominate belief system of the world, is the belief system of Ra theology, which is rooted in the daily life-death cycle of the sun, of which the modern religions of the world are derivatives of, as shown below:

Ra theology
A depiction of the underlying structure of modern religions, of which 72 percent are Anunian theology based.

This religious system accounts for 72 percent of the morality system of the modern world.

The ancient belief system traces human origin to either Abraham (or Brahma) (or Ra in the original Egyptian version).

See also
Existence of God
Dawkins scale
Dawkins number

1. (a) Running Poll: "Are You A Giant Molecule?" (by English physicist Jim Eadon) - 2001-2008+.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2008). The Human Molecule (issuu) (preview) (Google Books) (docstoc). LuLu.
2. Thims, Libb. (2005). "Poll: Is Love a Chemical Reaction?", Research Project number 4, Chicago: Institute of Human Thermodynamics.
3. Larson, Edward J. and Witham, Larry. (1998). “Leading Scientists Still Reject God”, Nature, 394:313, Jul 23.
4. (a) Leuba, James H. (1916). The Belief in God and Immortality: A Psycholgical, Anthropolgical and Statistical Study. Sherman, French & Co.
(b) Leuba, James H. (1933). “Religious Beliefs of American Scientists,” Harper’s Magazine, 169, 291-300.
(c) James H. Leuba – Wikipedia.
5. Labinger, Jay A. and Collins, H. (2001). The One Culture? A Conversation about Science (pdf) (pg. 35). University of Chicago Press.

External links
Belief system – Wikipedia.
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