1. The universe is purely material. It is strictly natural, and there is no such thing as the supernatural (e.g., gods or spiritual forces).2. The universe is scientific. It is observable, knowable…Continue
I've developed a "new" theory of atheist morality. I wondered if anyone would like to have a go at critiquing it. The first two principles, 1 and 2, are the most important parts: …Continue
This idea can have logic and great value even for an atheist. Not that long ago I offered for some angry people to kick my head in, to prove a point about how men should treat women (i.e. don't…Continue
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Here are some mp3 albums of electronic music I put together.
stuff I like:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
― Genesis 2:17
If we interpret this sentence in a certain way, it tells us almost everything we need to know about personal morality.
We normally talk about the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Fruit = consequences.
Good and Evil can be seen as Good and Bad ― Liking and…Continue
Mathematical evidence that cooperation evolves naturally as a successful strategy.
This is one of the most interesting things I've read for a long time. Don't worry, it's not too mathematical. I recommend printing it out if you want to read it.
I believe we need to know why these things…Continue