Week 35 Dissenter – n. – one who differs in opinion Dissuade – v.- to persuade someone not to do something Distraught – adj. – extremely upset Divulge – v. - to make known Fallible – adj. – capable of making mistakes Skittish – adj. – easily frightened Soiree – n. – a partyBy wayde
Islam and its background. By: Venkat Kolluru English 2 Honors/ 3 rd Block 10/18/12. Origins of Islam 1. There are three different explanations of the origins of Islam. According to Secular History , Islam is traced back to the 7 th century in Saudi Arabia.By adamma
Religions & Belief Systems. Animism. First developed in Africa similar to Shintoism in Japan Polytheistic belief system Major Belief- the belief that all living and non-living things have spirits in natureBy francis-vaughan
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Major World Belief Systems. Judaism Christianity Islam. Judaism Place of Origin: Land of Canaan. Number of God(s):. These people, believe in one God- the God of Abraham- called Adonai in Hebrew. Creation Story: Jews believe that God made an agreement, or covenant, with Abraham.
Major Belief Systems & Religions. Comparison and influences on the ancient world By Kailey Ruiz. Confucianism in China 400 b.c.e. Confucianism focused on an ethical instead of a religious system.
Major Belief Systems by 1000 C.E. Confucianism Origin: China, circa 6 th century BCE, founder – Confucius, major disciple Mencius (350 BCE) Doctrine: The Analects
A set theory analysis of belief, knowledge and reality. BELIEF. Belief. Acceptance of a proposition as true Not subject to will Justification may be flawed Degrees of certainty “Believe in” vs. “Believe that”
Belief. Focus. Strength. Self Belief. Mental toughness. 3. 4. 2. 6. 5. 8. 10. 9. 7. Motivation. Concentration. Awareness. Confidence. Self control.
BEYOND BELIEF. God’s nature revealed through practices of care. The genius of practical theology lies in its integrative activity of keeping theory and practice in critical dialogue . Practical theologians affirm that we learn about God through practice and action
Belief Systems. Animism An ancient religion that centralizes it’s beliefs around the belief that human-like spirits are present in animals, plants, and all other natural objects. The spirits are believed to be the souls of dead ancestors. Spirits possess living and non-living things
Probabilistic Belief States and Bayesian Networks (Where we exploit the sparseness of direct interactions among components of a world) R&N: Chap. 14, Sect. 14.1–4. Probabilistic Belief. Consider a world where a dentist agent D meets with a new patient P
Belief Systems. What you will learn today. What are the characteristics of major religions? How are they similar and different? How have major religions affected culture? How have belief systems spread over large areas?. Animism.
Belief Propagation. What is Belief Propagation (BP)?. BP is a specific instance of a general class of methods that exist for approximate inference in Bayes Nets ( variational methods ). Simplified Bayes Net is the key idea of BP.