Whining about dumb, annoying people as usual.
Cosmological arguments reason from some state of affairs to the necessity of an uncaused cause, the attributes of which justify it being labeled as God; however, according to the esteemed intellectual tradition of New Atheism, “the” cosmological argument (having never read a book, New Atheists think there is one cosmological argument) is patently flawed, nothing more than… Continue reading Yea But What Caused God? Checkmate.
I figure it’s appropriate to finish out the year with another barely cohernnt rambling complaint#2016 Why are individuals privileged by mental illness? The mainstream understanding of psychological disorders is the biopsychosocial model; this model sees disorders as originating from a combination of factors: genetics and biology, cognitive patterns, and social milieu. Each of these locates… Continue reading New Year, Same Dumb Psychology
Sunday morning, barely coherent rant about science transcending culture and finding pure, objective truth. (Spoiler: it doesn’t)
(Today I went to a philosophy discussion about free will only to be reminded that Sam Harris exists. This led to my finishing this post that was initially started due to some unfortunate internet browsing.) So rather than investigating the Reddit cult of /r/SamHarris, reading his excellent blog at SamHarris.org, or engaging with one of his… Continue reading Sam Harris. Free Will. Just Kill Me.
Or so seems to be a growing opinion in that internet/New atheist community. I’ve heard this multiple times in the past month compared to maybe twice over the previous 5 years. Here’s one example from a Twitter interaction (yes, I know I’m a troll; we all need our outlets): So this is obviously dumb as… Continue reading Atheism Has Nothing to do With God’s Existence
Here is the proof: (1) If God exists, God exists necessarily. (2) An agnostic atheist does not claim to know that God does not exist. (3) Claiming to not know that God does not exist entails believing that God’s existence is possible. (4) Therefore the agnostic atheist believes that it is possible that God necessarily exists.… Continue reading Why Agnostic Atheists Believe in God