All Blog Posts Tagged 'proof' (9)

Mermaids?

So, I know some of you had to watch the program on Animal Planet about mermaids that aired a few days ago. (Or at least I am hoping that some of you have) Interesting stuff huh. Rationally, could there have been a line that evolved in the water rather than on land? I think it's entirely possible, but what about proof. By now we all know that the shows on Animal Planet were hoaxes. But what about all the people throughout history who claim to have seen mermaids? Were they lying, or is it a…

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Added by Missy Hollingsworth on May 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

who does the responsibility of proof fall to?

one big topic that comes up in theist vs atheist debates is who does the responsibility of proof fall to?

does it fall to the creationists to prove that god DOES exist?

Or

does it fall upon those who do believe that god does NOT exist?

AND, can you give your reason(s) why?

I personally think that it is the creationists responsibility to prove god's existance BECAUSE: throughout the entire history of science, science has only ever proven the existance of…

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Added by Lance Angus Miles on April 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — 25 Comments

Why the Author of ‘Why there almost certainly is a God’ Is Definitely Mistaken

On Network Norwich and Norfolk there is an article by a certain Mr James Knight in which the author claims to show that ‘there almost certainly is a God’.[1] As becomes evident soon, however, Mr Knight is definitely mistaken. I shall have to make only a few remarks so as to show you why.

First, point (7) of Mr Knight’s article demonstrates his misconception of mathematics. Mathematics is not something found in nature. Instead, it is a tool invented by…

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Added by ichbindaswortistich on March 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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

God is logically impossible

If God provided proof that he exists, then it would be logical to believe in him.  The absence of proof leaves only faith for belief.  You do not need faith if you have proof and vice versa.  By God’s own choice, he can only be known by faith.



But why have faith in this particular God?  If God won’t give us proof, what’s to stop us from believing in Allah or Zeus?  To have faith is to deny logic.  What alternative is there to logic?  How do we think?  Mindlessness is the absence…

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Added by Atheist Exile on August 24, 2011 at 7:19pm — 37 Comments

Thought Experiment - What if God appeared

My brother, an atheist like me, posed to me this humorous thought experiment, and I thought it was worth playing the game and posting it here:

 

God - the bearded white guy who looks a lot like me (he wears more robes than I do) - turns up on Earth, having decided to prove his omnipotence once and for all.

He turns up everywhere you go, in all your recent photos, and in all the morning…

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Added by Martin Pribble on June 26, 2011 at 11:43pm — 4 Comments

The burden of proof lies on religion.

So I posted this on Tumblr and it's received a few notes in the past few days:

 

 

The response that caused me to retort was the view "back the fuck off, I'll believe what I want" meaning the message in the picture has either been completely ignored or went totally over their head.

HAHAHAHAA wow. I “must” - huh?

My boyfriend the philosopher always suggests that science is just a series of theories. For example, we don’t know…

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Added by Mr. Anderson on May 18, 2011 at 6:39pm — 15 Comments

Miracles

miracle



A miracle is "a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent" (Hume, 123n). Theologians of the Abrahamic religions consider only God-willed contravention of the laws of nature to be true miracles. However, they admit others can do and have done things which contravene the laws of nature; such acts are attributed to diabolical… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on October 24, 2010 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

Understanding Evolution 101

A great website by Berkley on evolution, what is it, how it works, along with all of sciences and evolutions misconceptions and anti-evolutionist propaganda:

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evohome.html

It teaches you everything from how it was formed, to how it works, to why its accepted, to the proof behind it.

Great find IMHO =]

enjoy!

Added by Krysis on November 28, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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