Atheist_swede's Friends

  • Myrre Neuquer
  • Atheist Exile

Gifts Received

Gift

atheist_swede has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

atheist_swede's Page

Latest Activity

atheist_swede replied to dragotron's discussion 'Can we agree that big 4 religions are based on the idea of the soul?'
"Proof, even positive proof outside mathematics and formal logic is very difficult, possibly impossible. You can't prove that when you drop a tennis ball, it will fall towards the ground. You can set a probability for it, approaching p=1.0, but…"
Dec 30, 2012
atheist_swede replied to dragotron's discussion 'Can we agree that big 4 religions are based on the idea of the soul?'
"Proving that something does not exist is very difficult or impossible, any negative proof could be seen as a proof that our technology cannot detect it. I personally don't believe in a soul of course, but proving non-existence is as far as I…"
Dec 30, 2012
atheist_swede commented on Morgan Matthew's photo
Thumbnail

Fuck you physics

"I'd say in the name of science this calls for massive empirical research, does it also work with empty bottles? - I know logic says yes, but by the scientific method I don't want to prejudge the experimental result"
Dec 5, 2012
atheist_swede replied to Micmic Custodio's discussion 'Dilemma'
"It's really not a dilemma, in my opinion. I would go for both, and if I fail I will at least have tried"
Dec 3, 2012
atheist_swede replied to Micmic Custodio's discussion 'Dilemma'
"Is this an attempt at starting an abortion debate? If it isn't, in a child birth situation I'd call it a false dilemma, as in most cases both could be saved. If it is in childbirth, the mother must be saved"
Dec 3, 2012
atheist_swede replied to Micmic Custodio's discussion 'Dilemma'
"I'm confused, what is the dilemma up for discussion?"
Dec 2, 2012
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
""The field of Archaeoastronomy and Stonehenge disagrees:" Not really. It was astrology. Just as science arose out of philosophy, so astronomy arose out of astrology. I don't know what stonehenge was used for, but I'm pretty sure…"
May 30, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"I said I would have chosen Bertrand Russel as a better example because he was a much more important figure in history. Descartes did some great things in mathematics, but his main claim to fame is as the loonie who tried to prove God. The…"
May 30, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"> I'm sitting back, just nodding my head in agreement. I don't know that I'd say that philosophy is completely useless, but > mostly out of politeness. Yeah, this is a bit of a pet peeve of mine, so I guess I can get a bit too…"
May 30, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"Hm, it looks like the forum software won't let me reply directly, I guess the threading ran too deep. In any case, this is a response to yaiir "OK. Try this as a demonstration- http://imgur.com/mqlKD" I don't draw a distinction…"
May 30, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"Philosophers apparently also can't read. I have already addressed that. We took the useful bits and renamed it science. The useful practitioners were renamed scientists. What is left are the people who don't know anything about anything…"
May 30, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"You are missing that there is a difference between "philosophy" and "someone who happens to also have written something on philosophy". In the specific case of Russel, he did a lot of valuable things in the field of…"
May 30, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"Incidentally, a philosopher may engage in useful activities as well. Saying that just because Descartes produced useful mathematics, his philosophy is valid too is not really a justified conclusion. Not in logic, not even in philosophy   I…"
May 25, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"I already said we ripped out natural philosophy and renamed it science. That was the only useful part of it. The useful philosophers went along and started calling themselves scientists, the people who couldn't do anything stayed and wasted…"
May 25, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"I have tortured myself by watching the video until I got to the part you were referring to. What was said was "why is A=B telling us something new that A=A isn't telling us"   It is telling me for one thing that philosophers…"
May 24, 2011
atheist_swede replied to Arcus's discussion 'Logical conundrum'
"I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Equality is usually considered to be transitive, so if A=B and B=C it follows that A=C"
May 24, 2011

Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Atheist
Age
36-40

Atheist_swede's Blog

...ergo -1 QED

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 7:20am 4 Comments

Many discussions end with the statement "you can't prove a negative". This is, of course, silly. I've heard it even from people who are quite expert at physics. People who should know better

 

Proofs of impossibility abound in mathematics and logic. Reductio ad absurdum is typically the first kind of proof learned when studying such things, and this really is nothing more than assuming the opposite of what one wants to prove, and showing that this cannot be - proving a…

Continue

Whose fault is it?

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 9:36pm 0 Comments

In the world of faith healing, there is a need for an escape clause, something

which explains why it doesn't work. This, of course, is that it is always the fault

of the victim. If your cancer isn't cured, it isn't the healer's fault, it's just that you

didn't believe hard enough. If your arthritis is still there, well, you shouldn't have

jay-walked, should you!



This isn't a new idea of course. In biblical Palestine, the people of Israel had

a covenant with…

Continue

On faith

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 9:30pm 8 Comments

Religion is gaining more critics, and more critics are becoming outspoken about it.

Phrases such as 'religion is evil', or 'religion is the cause of most of the wars

in history'. I am guilty of saying such things myself, from time to time.



But really, I want to cast a wider net. I do not believe that religion as such

is the problem, but rather that underlying cause of religion: faith.



Faith is the ability to accept something as true, without any evidence at… Continue

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Forum

The Cross

Started by Belle Rose in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Davis Goodman 3 hours ago. 21 Replies

Help Think Atheist!

Started by David Smith in Theistic Arguments and Debate Help. Last reply by Simon Mathews 11 hours ago. 18 Replies

How do you cure Insanity???

Started by Belle Rose in Advice. Last reply by MikeLong 21 hours ago. 38 Replies

Services we love!

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service