Monthly Archives: November 2010

New Pet Peeve

People acting like referring to an enormous range of possibilities is communication. The two examples which have crystallized this distaste in me: “Inflation will go through the roof”. What does that mean? 7%? 15%? 100%? 1000%? Just FYI these are … Continue reading

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Racism

Its weird I once thought it was some sort of liberal lie that the British, the Americans systematically killed their natives. The belief that we were somehow better than Hitler. No the only, the only difference was that our conquered … Continue reading

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Odd

I generally think Eliezer Yudkowsky is arrogant, dislikable, and overconfident, however following Luke at Commonsenseatheism I’m reading a number of posts on less wrong and I find it fascinating he has the same attitude I’ve gradually developed regarding academic research. … Continue reading

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Why I don’t think supernatural agents exist

1: All explanations known to be true are reducible to ‘physical processes’. 2: By induction this creates a strong bias in favor of physical explanations. 3: There is no strong evidence that any particular non-physical explanation is true. Therefore thinking … Continue reading

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Useful video

http://www.youtube.com/user/Evid3nc3#p/u/17/12rP8ybp13s This video describes something we’ve all sort of always known about what belief in God is like.

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Faith is required

Belief in God requires faith, not proof. By demanding proof the atheist is being unreasonable. Further the atheist is being inconsistent because there are many, many things we believe, which we don’t have empirical evidence for, and which can’t be … Continue reading

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Weird symmetry between atheists and theists

Theists think atheists make unreasonable assumptions which beg the question against belief and close their minds to evidence which might actually exist given that God specifically wants belief to require faith. Which, possibly excluding the assumptions being unreasonable, is true. … Continue reading

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