Perhaps there is a way of settling the matter and making Frank acknowledge he does believing, it very much depends on its intellectual honesty...
Perhaps. Torture comes immediately to my mind...but anything short of that is not going to work.
Frank I think you admit there is a difference between a blank random blind guess, and a confident estimative or expectation based on previous experiences, for which you don't have nonetheless ultimate proof right ?
Yup. A blank random blind guess is a blank random blind guess...and a confident estimate(ive) or expectation based on previous experiences...are confident estimates and expectations based on previous experiences.
So far, I follow you.
Wouldn't you say after a money transfer occur "I believed the money was on my account", as means of justifying your lack of knowledge on eventually unexpected events that kept the money out of your balance ?
Perhaps if I were paid a million dollars I might...and then, after spending it, I would recant it and acknowledge that I did it only to get the money.
I occasionally check my balance to see if the balance is in agreement with my checkbook (100% so far)...but there is absolutely NO NEED whatever for by saying I "believe" anything in that circumstance.
And how is that significantly and meaningfully different from an informed guess based on inductive or deductive rational procedures and previous experience even if without full certainty ?
Read above. In order to ask this question, you assumed something you shouldn't have.
Where is exactly the mechanical operational distinction from"expect" "estimate" or "believe" ???
I've gone through this many, many times already, Fil. I hope this is the last.
Things I expect...I say "I expect." Things I estimate...I say "I estimate." Things I blindly guess (I do that occasionally)...I say, "I blindly guess."
There is no need for me to use the word "believe"...which I see on occasion as disguising those things. For instance, when someone says to me, "I believe the universe was created by a GOD who loves us"...I personally think the person is (or should be) saying, "I am blindly guessing that the universe was created by a GOD...and I am blindly guessing that the GOD loves us."
Fil...I cannot make that any clearer.
What do you see wrong with that...that causes you to try to make it false or hypocritical or whatever you are trying to do by continuing to parse this thing????