|American philosopher Daniel Dennett’s 2001 conception of the processing system of a “walking encyclopedia” type of person, in which the “belief fixation” area or state of the mind, anchored centrally, is connected in a two-way manner to the perception and analysis region, the smaller planning region, and the larger world knowledge sections of the mind. |
The following are related quotes:
“The belief state of an obscure lump of molecules [see: human] wandering around a remote corner of England is of no importance whatsoever epistemologically speaking.”— Barry Barnes (1998), response to David Mermin whether he “might perhaps be into astrology” 
● Belief in the existence of god by scientists
● Belief system
● Belief system (children)
1. (a) Barnes, Barry. (1998). “Oversimplification and the Desire for Truth: Response to Mermin” (abs) (pg. 637), Social Studies of Science, 28:636-40.
(b) Barnes, Barry, Bloor, David and Henry, John. (1996). Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Analysis. University of Chicago Press.
(c) S. Barry Barnes – Wikipedia.
(d) Mermin, N. David. (2001). “Conversing Seriously with Sociologists” (pg. 94), in: The One Culture? A Conversation about Science (editors: Jay Labinger and Harry Collins) (§7:83-98). University of Chicago Press.
2. Dennett, Daniel C. (2001). “Things about Things” (§:Walking Encyclopedia, pgs. 137-), in: The Foundations of Cognitive Science (editor: Joao Branquinho). Oxford University Press.