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December9

The moment was an eye-opener, to be sure, when I realized I was one of  “they”.

“They” (possibly, also known as “others”) say that your income is the average of the five people that you spend the most time with (outside of your family).

This helps make my Grandad’s point when he often said: “If you must judge a man, do it by those around him”.

The thinking around this post is not driven by statistics. And, this is some what unusual for me. I’ll typically make my point with hard data to support them – all of them.

However, here, I’m making a statement that I believe is true. This belief is driven by instinct. And, I trust my instincts. I will be investigating my theory. But, in the meantime, your own gut will follow my position.

Don’t bother attempting to defy or debate me. I’ve reached a higher plane.

This may not make you part of the solution. But, it’s a start. A big part of our job should be making money. It’s okay to do that. Really. I’ll write you a note.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

taking a position on Faith instead of making a stand

April11

Perhaps faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.

Any given day, Man faces both the gift and the punishment. This may come down to how we reflect and represent one another and our creator.

I’m taking the position that we were created with great promise and with a promise (you see… reader, I think there just might be a fine-line of difference, here; a nuance, perhaps). When we fail ourselves, and one another, we realize punishment, in one form or another.

Redemption can be a topic for another day. But therein lies the promise.

So… I think my faith is man and mankind. And, thusly, I’ll put my faith in mankind.

And, perhaps, this explains (to me) my own path, and why, from-time-to-time, I’m good at what I do. I invest in the lives of men, daily. And, the returns on that investment are rewards that can’t be measured, only by myself.

Peace be to your Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

positioning statement

February24

nick, brian v., aaron, george and drew…

What do you BELIEVE?

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

brian cork: Defending A Belief

September25

This is me pondering faith, and why we think the way (or, in the manner [process?]) we do (or, don’t).

[Deep Breath]

Scientific validity is not the result of scientists abstaining from making value judgments; it is the result of scientists making their best effort to value principles of reasoning that reliably link their beliefs to reality, through valid chains of evidence and argument.

So, perhaps an answer to the (two-part) question – “What should I believe; and, why should I believe it?” is generally a scientific one:

Believe a proposition because it is well supported by theory and evidence.

Believe it because it has been experimentally verified.

Believe it because a generation of smart people have tried their best to falsify it –  and, failed.

Believe it because it is true (or seems so).

This is a norm of cognition as well as the epistemic core of any scientific mission statement.

This may-or-may-not be related.  But, if you want to go deep, consider the theory of “Probabistically”. /1

Or, perhaps you believe it (a thing, or any thing) because you simply trust your heart and instincts.

Or, someone you know, and like, inspires you to cast aside science, and make the  leap.

There is also the option of believing in a thing only because you want it.

All this aside…  I believe in me – and my discerning judgment.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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1/ I did not make this word up (this time).  Consider…  Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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