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Are the laws of logic self-evident?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shayla Jul 21, 2012. 1 Reply

There are three basic laws of logic: the law of identity (A=A), the law of non-contradiction (something can't be both true and false at the same time), and the law of excluding middle (something is…Continue

Tags: truth, self-evident, reasoning, logic

Why is logical reasoning such a useful tool?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Sep 8, 2011. 4 Replies

Most of us here use rigorous logic and reasoning when evaluating the world around us. My question is, why do you think that it's such a useful tool? Why is logic and reasoning (and objective…Continue

Tags: claims, truth, objective, evidence, reasoning

Sources on Radiometric Dating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Mar 5, 2011. 5 Replies

Does anyone know of any good sources on the accuracy of radiometric dating? Thanks.

Tags: accuracy, carbon, creationism, evolution, dating

If God is omnipotent, then their is no sin.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Kirschner Jul 2, 2012. 31 Replies

Check out what I read in Portable Atheist, from Bertrand Russell's An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish: "There are logical difficulties in the notion of sin. We are told that sin consists in…Continue

Tags: commands, disobedience, powerful, all, sin

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Shayla replied to Alex's discussion 'Are the laws of logic self-evident?'
"You should read Methods of Logic by Quine if you want to get a little more in-depth. The way you explained it is pretty much spot-on, so I'm not going to really expand on it, because I would likely go on and on about it. Just read Quine.…"
Jul 21, 2012
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Are the laws of logic self-evident?

There are three basic laws of logic: the law of identity (A=A), the law of non-contradiction (something can't be both true and false at the same time), and the law of excluding middle (something is either true or false, nowhere in-between). I've found many sources that say that these laws are self-evident because if you try to disprove them, you first have to assume they're true. However, non of these sources explain in detail why you have to assume they're true before you try to disprove them.…See More
Jul 4, 2012
Mark Kirschner replied to Alex's discussion 'If God is omnipotent, then their is no sin.'
"I think that our individual awareness somehow draws the stuff and situations of our daily lives. And our "free will'  is to pick what we like and what we don't like. what we see as wrong and what we see as right. Or we can let go…"
Jul 2, 2012
Mark Kirschner replied to Alex's discussion 'If God is omnipotent, then their is no sin.'
""Non volitional living is glad living." I forgot to add Wei Wu Wei's ending. Sorry, if it sounds a bit preachy. "
Jun 30, 2012
Mark Kirschner replied to Alex's discussion 'If God is omnipotent, then their is no sin.'
"... it is sufficient by analysis to comprehend that there is no entity which could have effective volition, that an apparent act of volition when in accord with the inevitable can only be a vain gesture and, when in discord, the fluttering of a…"
Jun 30, 2012
kris feenstra replied to Alex's discussion 'If God is omnipotent, then their is no sin.'
"This isn't how we experience life though."
Jun 29, 2012
Mark Kirschner replied to Alex's discussion 'If God is omnipotent, then their is no sin.'
"If there is only one; Not god not man,but mind; then the notion of sin becomes one of local discord: i e the idea that something is not right and some things are. If you remove the duality of god and man, then you remove the idea of right,…"
Jun 29, 2012
Unseen replied to Alex's discussion 'Why is logical reasoning such a useful tool?'
"What's the alternative? You mentioned three things and them refer to them as "it" in the singular. Reasoning is one thing. It uses empirical objective evidence and logic to reach conclusions. The beauty of logic is that given true…"
Sep 8, 2011
Alex commented on Robert Karp's blog post 'Girl spanked to death in the name of God - The Horrors of Religion'
"The Amazing Atheist did a video on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtYrLlccfKY"
Aug 19, 2011
Alex replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"Why do you trust Jewish scribes over scribes of some other religion that has thousands of years of witnesses? Like Hinduism for example.   "Or that mysterious black box between well functioning progressive stages of evolution, that gets it…"
Jul 15, 2011
Alex replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"This is interesting, I've never thought of it that way. Still, I have questions. Why do some "hold that 'all these things,' in verse 33 and 34, refer only to what was said of the fall of Jerusalem, ending with verse 28?" In…"
Jul 14, 2011
Alex replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"For some reason I couldn't reply to your post below Pahu.   Pahu: I've seen many examples of different life forms that are claimed to be examples of evolution, but never any actual evidence anything evolved from one to the other. I…"
Jul 14, 2011
Alex replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"Don't forget hell!"
Jul 14, 2011
Alex replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"I'll give some of my sources:   Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity by John Loftus Godless by Dan Barker Biblical Nonsense by Jason Long The Holy Bible by men   The most conclusive failed prophecy that…"
Jul 14, 2011
Alex replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"What do you mean by "a colony of cells needs a brain and entity?"   The brain didn't just "mutate it's way into existence." There are mutations, natural selection, and other processes that drive biological…"
Jul 14, 2011
Alex replied to Pahu's discussion 'Science Proves God'
"That's cool. Where can I find the article?  "
Jul 14, 2011

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I was best friends with a guy named Jordan for two years. Towards the end of that time, he started becoming much more religious. He got me thinking about the reality of hell and if God really exists. I decided to do my own research on the subject to know without a reasonable doubt what was true.
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