Whether it not you believe in Halloween, it was yesterday.
I saw it myself.
Of course, the more astute of you might correct my choice of words by suggesting “observe” where I have “believe.” This may work in the case I opened with, but what about this one: “I don’t believe in evolution.”
So commented a young man I work with. I quickly assured him that evolution is not the kind of thing that one “believes in” or not any more than electricity or gravity.
This is a difficult point to make these days when political candidates claim not to believe in such things as evolution or global warming. I would assert that neither of these things qualifies as an epistemological equivalent of relgion or “faith.”
For those worried that not arguing against evolution someho leaves one unable to believe in a creator (God), I suggest the writings of Kennth R. Miller.