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Its Not Okay to Let Kids Die

Millions of kids in poor countries die from things your child would live through because your child would receive basic medical care. You know you could–should–do something to stop these kids from dying. But you don’t. Obviously you can’t drop … Continue reading

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“Is God a Delusion”

I recently read Eric Reitan’s quite good Is God a Delusion?: A Reply to Religion’s Cultured Despisers. I agree with most his book, and will later talk about several other subjects the book brings up. However I want to talk … Continue reading

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A conversational pattern

I suggest something. A person responds with an objection I’d never seriously considered, and which is completely unpersuasive, but which I cannot immediately specify why its unpersuasive. I’m unhappy because I can’t win the conversation, ie convince the other person … Continue reading

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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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