I believe in things for which there is evidence. And by "evidence" I mean reproducible, testable evidence. I like to imagine that I take nothing on "faith" and that all my beliefs are based on evidence. I suppose one could argue that my belief that evidence is necessary before belief is given is, itself, a form of "faith".
If that is your opinion, so be it.
But I don't think so.
It seems to me that saying that I believe in things that can be tested and proved - and that I don't believe in things which cannot be tested and proved - is simply a way of celebrating my ability to reason and show that I am not bound by dogma and history; a way of showing that I am human and that my mind is my own.
Having said all of the above, I'm sure that I'm as tied-down by ancient belief systems and mis and pre-conceptions as anybody else on the planet. But identifying where I'm wrong is always interesting, if not always a pleasure.
My purpose here: Well, I sometimes get involved in debates with the more religiously orientated. I honestly like to learn and sometimes people make points which make me think - though what they make me think is, perhaps, another question. Where things are said which seem to be blatantly wrong I may try to present another view. I understand that some will regard my opinions as unwelcome, inconvenient or silly, but I guess that wikis are like that.
I do not intend to be a permenant presence on this wiki, but may drop in form time to time. Given the purposes of this wiki I do not imagine that I will be a major contributor to article pages.