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by Moonwood the Hare
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth
Replies: 196
Views: 5596

Re: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth

The reason you cannot argue prove that Russell's teapot does not exist is empirical not logical. No, you misread what I said. I said like a Russell's Teapot, not the traditional teapot. It looks like the good Captain understood what I was saying. " If someone claimed the teapot was made of 100% sta...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth
Replies: 196
Views: 5596

Re: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth

Is faith a reliable pathway to the truth? Polanyi (the former Jew converted to a Roman Cathlolic) thought so, is this your belief too? Is there ANY belief that can't be justified by faith? If scientists come to different conclusions using reason, logic, and evidence, then these conclusions are test...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth
Replies: 196
Views: 5596

Re: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth

Now, you've claimed God doesn't exist. Next: Step 2. Follow up with evidence Step 3. Provide reasoning OK, from an anti-theist POV: You can prove a negative even if it is something like a Russell's Teapot. If someone claimed the teapot was made of 100% stainless steel and at the same time 100% porc...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth
Replies: 196
Views: 5596

Re: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth

Is faith a reliable pathway to the truth? Polanyi (the former Jew converted to a Roman Cathlolic) thought so, is this your belief too? Is there ANY belief that can't be justified by faith? If scientists come to different conclusions using reason, logic, and evidence, then these conclusions are test...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth
Replies: 196
Views: 5596

Re: Why Faith Isn't a Reliable Pathway to Determine the Truth

Faith to me is what you fall back on when you have insufficient reasons and demonstrable evidence to determine a pathway to the truth. See: https://www.learnreligions.com/faith-is-unreliable-and-unreasonable-248231 Faith Is Unreliable: Faith Is Not a Source of Knowledge Anything can be justified by...
by Moonwood the Hare
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An evil god?
Replies: 58
Views: 1618

Re: An evil god?

Agreed. Morality/empathy show all the hallmarks of being an evolutionary artifact shared by other species and as such, no divine lawgiver or any other such magical explanation is needed. That was the entire point of Dr. de Waal's talk. If empathy is an evolutionary artefact so is cruelty and so the...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An evil god?
Replies: 58
Views: 1618

Re: An evil god?

Both interesting. I think the question of how different humans are from other animals depends a lot on how you define things. It is interesting when you have these things pointed out where you get these similarities. I am quite prepared to believe that the preliminary basis of morality can be found...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An evil god?
Replies: 58
Views: 1618

Re: An evil god?

Both interesting. I think the question of how different humans are from other animals depends a lot on how you define things. It is interesting when you have these things pointed out where you get these similarities. I am quite prepared to believe that the preliminary basis of morality can be found ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: An evil god?
Replies: 58
Views: 1618

Re: An evil god?

Alas, yes. I do disagree with this pretty much across the board. The analogy is weak. A better analogy than compass would be metal detector. Ethical dilemmas such as abortion have more than one potential victim so empathy points toward each victim because that’s what empathy does. Empathy isn’t a s...
by Moonwood the Hare
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 175
Views: 5547

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

Are you talking about the expert authority lying? Do you have a reputable link to support that? The Stanford link didn't say that, and the other ones I looked at didn't say that either. Maybe they didn't consider lying a fallacy? Anyway, I finally found one link to an .edu site that added something...