I'm sure there are a lot of things I believe, which are absolutely incorrect. I've been wrong far too many times in life to know otherwise, because of that I find it hard to believe in anything at all with significant faith. I place a lot of trust in scientists, mostly because they produce results that work often, but I fully acknowledge scientists often corrects one another and being that I am not in the least bit a scientist I don't fully understand the findings very well. I often find myself shifting my views, to accommodate things I have discovered and it really is not that difficult to do, because I don't have a steadfast belief in very much. I'm pretty laid back when it comes down to it.
I think the thing I probably believe in most, is that humanity has very capable thinkers, and as a result technology is advancing at phenomenal levels. I believe this trend will continue, and we will witness some absolutely amazing things in the coming decades. That is, if we don't experience some massive catastrophe, who knows what could happen. I mean, perhaps we will build an AI that will completely annihilate us all before we reach our full potential.
I think one of the most controversial things I believe, which many of the people I often align with don't, is that free will does exist at some level. I think of choices as more of a choose your own adventure book, you are given a few options, and you take the course that you feel is best, of course there are a ton of variables, emotions especially play a role in decision making and often lead to taking a choice you would rather not. I often hear people say we are nothing more than an illusion, which could be true, and would completely render free will as nothing but rubbish, but I find that difficult to believe, because illusions don't tend to fool themselves. An illusion, fools a sentient being, something with an awareness that can be fooled. That being said, the choices are limited, it is not like I can just choose to flap my arms and rise in to the air, and it is not like a person with no legs can choose to just grow some. A person with severe anxiety, likewise, is not able to just will away the anxiety, just like a schizophrenic is not likely to will away their schizophrenia. We are all limited in some ways, but within those limitations I do think there is some free will involved.
Of course, I could be wrong, like I said, I've been wrong before. It is not like if I am wrong, I had a choice in the matter