Rational Integrity

Flesh out and refine your ideas here. Subject your logic and prose to peer review and feedback. The emphasis here is constructive criticism . . . NOT debate. You should end up with a piece you can publish with confidence.

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Welcome to the Rational Integrity group.

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The goal here is to help you produce, via critical peer review, essays and written opinions that have benefited from honest scrutiny. We're here in a cooperative effort to share ideas and provide constructive feedback.

Identify biases; root out errors; clarify meaning. Take advantage of the logic and common sense of freethinkers, in the spirit of peer review.

Please post only brief comments on the Comment Wall. Use the Discussion Forum for feedback.

Discussion Forum

Pascal's Wager

Started by Atheist Exile Mar 28, 2011. 0 Replies

Over on Facebook, a Christian, named Shawn, attempted to challenge my atheism. He said: "The way I look at it you have a 50/50 chance of being right. So what happens if you are wrong? I will even ask…Continue

Tags: Pascal, Blaise, Gambit, Wager, Pascal's

An objective moral standard?

Started by Atheist Exile. Last reply by fester60613 Feb 25, 2011. 57 Replies

What follows completely replaces the original discussion post.I wrote a blog post, a few months back, that wondered if nature's prime directive (survival) could be used as the basis for morality.…Continue

Tags: ethics, morality, subjectivity, nature, human

Reality is conceptual?

Started by Atheist Exile Oct 26, 2010. 0 Replies

I found this article as an External Link from a Wikipedia entry on…Continue

Tags: duality, causality, subjectivity, objectivity, physical systems

Free Will: (Literally) An Intelligent Choice

Started by Atheist Exile. Last reply by Atheist Exile Feb 26, 2010. 5 Replies

This discussion has been superseded by "Free Will: Explained".Free Will: (Literally) An…Continue

Tags: options, physical reductionism, self determinism, materialism, inanimate

Happy Belated Birthdy to To Lincoln and Darwin

Started by Larche Osborne. Last reply by Atheist Exile Feb 14, 2010. 2 Replies

12 February 1809 is very remarkable in that two brilliant men, perhapsthe two most important men of the 19th-century were born on that day.Both men were ahead of their time. The first, as you know,…Continue

Tags: Lincoln, Abraham, Darwin, Charles

What's Wrong with Dogma?

Started by Atheist Exile. Last reply by Atheist Exile Feb 2, 2010. 10 Replies

N O T E :Before beginning this (rough draft) piece, I'd like to ask readers to contribute examples of dogma and a brief description of their consequences, if…Continue

Tags: prejudice, politics, religion, dogma

Determinism: Atheist religion?

Started by Atheist Exile Feb 1, 2010. 0 Replies

In atheist forum discussions about free will, determinists overwhelmingly outnumber compatibilists (those who say free will is compatible with determinism).As I'll explain below, what always strikes…Continue

Tags: descartes, epicurus, causality, free will, determinism

Online Discussions and Logical Fallacies

Started by Atheist Exile. Last reply by Atheist Exile Jan 15, 2010. 1 Reply

Don't worry. This post will not list and define the many types of logical fallacies that exist. I’m not expert enough for that and I’m too lazy to Google the research necessary. What I hope to do is…Continue

Tags: begging the question, rational integrity, sock puppet, strawman, logical fallacy

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Comment by Atheist Exile on February 2, 2010 at 6:30pm
Hey sailor!

Nice to see you here. Long time no hear from :-) Have you been very active onsite?

And, no, I've never seen that bridge. I'm tempted to Photoshop it into a facsimile of illusion image.
Comment by Larry Carter Center on January 15, 2010 at 2:40pm
I love the clouds, arch supported highway or aqueduct with tall ship sailing into port..... Larry USN '71-'73
Comment by Atheist Exile on January 12, 2010 at 11:53pm
I had a difficult time finding a suitable image for the group. I finally settled on an optical illusion that shows the arches of a bridge morphing into sailing ships.

I hope you like it. If you've got a more descriptive image to suggest, please let me know.

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