All Blog Posts Tagged 'Evidence' (4)

Religion, Science, The Afterlife, Reason, The Universe, Existence, Arrogance & Compassion - A Rant.

As an atheist I find prayer and worship abhorrent ideas for someone to embrace.

Most people who believe in a cosmic engineer with grand plans for each of us embrace their beliefs for one reason only; because the idea of finite existence instills in them a paralyzing fear. Most theists, of course, will never admit this because they are not aware of it on a conscious level. The fear is too primal. But if their religion was pulled out from under their feet, discarded, proven to be…

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Added by Scott Kaelen on August 1, 2014 at 7:30am — 43 Comments

Out Of The Randomness

One argument that I tackled in an earlier post was the fine tuning argument. I thought about it for a while, and I thought of one of my interests: Astronomy. I realized that there are thousands of galaxies and millions of stars and planets out there. So are we really "fine tuned"? Why us and not any one of the other millions of planets? Why haven't we found life on other planets? For those of you who do not know much about cosmology or astronomy there is a certain Goldilocks zone that a…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on April 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Faith/Evidence Paradox

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To what extent can a religious believer actually argue their faith, reasonably? Not very far, it seems to me.

There are two quantities to consider here, by which all human beliefs can relate back to: Faith and Evidence.

Let's look at the first. Faith, by its very definition, is 'belief without evidence'. It is a gut feeling, and it cannot be proven wrong. Why? Because, for…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Rodents exhibit empathy by setting trapped friends free"

I recently found this article, with the help of reddit, that empathy may not be unique to humans. This got me thinking about the engrossing argument that religion begets morality.

He's no Rat, He's my Brother!

Now, obviously we have logical evidence and rationality that morality is innate, but this may provide concrete evidence for those who are…

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Added by Ludi Kalo on January 22, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

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