All Blog Posts Tagged 'facts' (4)

What Atheism SHOULD Mean

“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid language, constantly changing. Definitions come from us, not dictionaries.



This is an important point when it comes to distinguishing agnostics… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 9:20pm — 9 Comments

Your Truths, Our Facts

To paraphrase Michael Specter in a TED talk, "You are entitled to your own truths, but you aren't entitled to your own facts." This is a poignant message and one that deserves further exploration.



(Edit: the actual quote, as pointed out in comments on my blog was “...And listen, everyone’s entitled to their… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 21, 2011 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

A culture of laziness

I foudn this article on Yahoo!'s front page earlier:

 

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/pain/6-alternative-treatments-chronic-pain

 

It's obviously listed under the "Health" section of the site, though I feel that it should be nowhere near that section at all. Being both an Atheist and a general skeptic, as time passes it becomes increasingly annoying to see articles like…

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Added by Kai on March 23, 2011 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

Findo's 12 facts





Back in episode 2.1 I spoke about Andrew Finden's (Findo) 12 facts of Jesus and largely dismissed them out of hand. After Andrew made a few comments on this web site (see here,… Continue

Added by Andrew Skegg on June 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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