All Blog Posts Tagged 'fallacies' (3)

Russell's Teapot, God and Proof

"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

10 Fallacies directly refuting the arguments of W.L. Craig

On Today the most Holy of Atheist holidays a Golden etched scroll of unending knowledge was passed down to me by a chorus of cannibalistic pygmies..  In this scroll was the refutation ofWilliam L Craig's entire argument for the existence of "god" In 11 simple fallacies..



 

 

#1 Argumentum Ad Klondike Bar: The proposition of a klondike…

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Added by Jacob LeMaster on April 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Either Or

(( A re-post of a blog entry I posted elsewhere a while back ))



Yesterday, a couple of co-workers were talking about current events, and one of them said ‘Well, there are two sides to every story, and I’ll listen to them both.’



This got me thinking of the assumptions inherent in such a statement, and the fallacies that can and often do appear in such discussions.



The first and most obvious potential fallacy is right in the statement itself. Two sides. Either-or.… Continue

Added by Dave G on February 18, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

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