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
(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.