"For the first humans migrating out of Africa most places on Earth were uninhabitable, and yet in time, many of these places came to be inhabited. Could this first tribe of humans have survived in Greenland? But are there are not people in Greenland…"
"1) One can never show that atheism 'causes' an increase in promiscuity, one can only find a 'correlation'. That means in theory it is possible that atheism and promiscuity can be detached.
2) Atheism is about whether or not you…"
"@ kevin searley
Thanks Kevin! In reality, at the time that I was having conversations of the type I mentioned with my ex-muslim friend, he put up a lot of resistance and kept insisting that atheism was a belief-system unlike other religions. It was…"
"I understand your frustrations. I have a lot of friends and family members who are theists and I find it quite painful sometimes to listen to their arguments and reasoning. They commit one logical blunder after another, and seem completely certain…"
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"I loved the Zuni Indian reference you had in your reply. Don't mind if I use that in my conversations with people :)
I really enjoyed the rest of your reply as well, not just because of the ideas therein contained, but also because you write…"
"Thanks for bringing all of that to my attention. I haven't had the time to look at Hoffman's work, but it does at first glance strike me as overstating the importance of our perception in understanding the world. Let me clarify. I do…"
"I hope you haven't had to endure too much on account of this "cat and mouse game." I am a guy and I can tell you that I am quite turned off by such a thing. I've recently had this experience with someone, where the girl I…"
"But if our knowledge (say, a theory) of something got replaced tomorrow by something that takes into account new evidence, and so explains everything the old theory explains but more and with greater accuracy then wouldn't you say that the 2nd…"
"I believe that with your "blank" page example you refer to what some people might call a self-referential paradox. Douglas Hofstadter has some interesting views on this matter, and you might find his book "I am a Strange…"