Something to think about:
Most people are raised to believe (see below; it’s crucial). Some of their beliefs are relatively accurate reflections of what is actually so at any given time. Some of their beliefs are not so accurate. And some are obviously so far off the mark that we are surprised when we hear them stated… and even shocked when we hear how ardently they are defended.
Very few people are raised to look to see, listen to hear, and sense to feel. Yet, that is essentially what research scientists do. They observe. But, having no direct, personal experience of what rigorous, hard-evidence-based, peer-reviewed, scientific research actually is, most will never know from belief.
Some say these people will remain in something like a box, a prison cell, or a locked vault of verbal ideas about what actually is… that may or may not be even remotely accurate.
accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.
"the superintendent believed Lancaster’s story"
synonyms: be convinced by, trust, have confidence in, consider honest, consider truthful, regard as true, accept, be convinced by, give credence to, credit, trust, put confidence in;
informal: swallow, buy, go for
hold (something) as an opinion; think or suppose.
"I believe we’ve already met"
synonyms: think, be of the opinion that, have an idea that, imagine, suspect, suppose, assume, presume, take it, conjecture, surmise, conclude, deduce, understand, be given to understand, gather, fancy, guess, dare say,
informal: reckon, figure
What do you think?