Bryan McDowell
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Joan Denoo commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"Let us imagine a house infested with cockroaches. The exterminator comes in, does the job and leaves. Can you prove there are no cockroaches left in the woodwork, out of sight, out of mind?Until and unless they start leaving trails or you start…"
May 6
Michael Penn commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"I agree fully with Anthony Jordan."
May 6
Luara commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
""Cannot be proven" isn't the same thing as "false". "
Apr 18
Future commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"Anthony, that is a pretty brilliant observation. I'll have to remember that."
Apr 17
Anthony Jordan commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"The claim that you cannot prove a negative is a product of folk psychology, and as such, it is false. If it were true then you could not prove that you cannot prove a negative, because the statement, itself, is a negative."
Apr 16
Joan Denoo commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"Laura, I like your style."
Apr 16
Luara commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"Why thanks Joan.  My rat investigations were actually when I started appreciating the usefulness of thinking in solving real world problems.  Before then, I had mostly thought of rational thought as useful for math, or in science…"
Apr 16
Joan Denoo commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"Luara, you are so clever! I would love to know your background, your education, interests, what brought you to this stage of your life? I don't mean to pry and you certainly have the right to your privacy. However, I often wonder about your…"
Apr 16
Luara commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"At least with mice, if one doesn't see droppings, it is a possibility there are no mice in one's home I've had fun spying on mice, using a setup with mirrors, to see where they're coming from. Rats are very cute. I found that…"
Apr 16
Joan Denoo commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"You can't prove god doesn't exist, just as you can't prove cockroaches aren't in one's home. At least with mice, if one doesn't see droppings, it is a possibility there are no mice in one's home. Those little…"
Apr 15
Future commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"You cannot prove that god doesn't exist, just like you cannot prove that god isn't the devil in disguise. You can, however, stand in the middle of a crowd and scream "god is a worthless motherfucker!", just to prove how powerless…"
Apr 15
Luara commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"Tell that to the students and faculty of Brandeis University. This Jewish-funded university disses and ignores Ayaan Hirsi Ali at their peril. Denial has crocodiles in it."
Apr 14
B Fletcher commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"Theist: "What?  I don't have a right to not be offended?!?" Tell that to the students and faculty of Brandeis University. (Apologies to Bryan for the thread-jacking, it was just meant to be an offhand remark.)"
Apr 14
Joan Denoo commented on Bryan McDowell's event Aron Ra @ SFA in Nacogdoches, TX on April 26
"@Aron Ra, be sure to have videos of your event! Check the sound to get enough volume. I have trouble hearing you sometimes. "
Apr 14
Joan Denoo liked Bryan McDowell's event Aron Ra @ SFA in Nacogdoches, TX on April 26
Apr 14
Joan Denoo commented on Bryan McDowell's blog post Proving a Negative
"I ditto everything Loren said. Especially, grow a thicker skin. When I tell someone that god does not answer prayers, jes-us does not save, the earth is not coming to an end because of bible prophecy, there is no heaven and no hell, I may hurt your…"
Apr 14

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Founder and President of Secular Humanist Society of East Texas and Founder/Co-Organizer of East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless

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Proving a Negative

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 5:58pm 20 Comments

You can't prove a negative. Science will never disprove any god. It's impossible. The same way you can't prove bigfoot, tooth fairies and leprechauns don't exist. You simply look at the evidence at hand and determine which hypothesis fits the best. A supernatural creator has no evidence to support it. This hypothesis alone creates an even greater problem because you then must explain the complexity and origin of the deity. The evidence of our universe, our galaxy, our planet and our species…

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Be Skeptical

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 5:29pm 3 Comments

Epistemology provides a natural framework for skepticism. It is the duty of a rational human being to utilize skepticism when confronted with a hypothesis that provides no evidence to support it. Just because an ideology has been passed down for generations does not make it true. You can indoctrinate children to believe anything and they will carry it with them their entire lives. The Council of Nicaea is enough to question the entire Abrahamic religions. 20 books were going around at the…

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Secular Humanist Society

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 4:38pm 3 Comments

People have been asking me what Secular Humanist Society is about and what we hope to accomplish. Our most important goal is fair treatment and equal rights for all humans. We support the LGBT community. There are over 1000 species world wide that are born homosexual. To think humans can't be is completely irrational and scientifically unfounded. They deserve every right we do as humans, couples, etc. There's a big misconception about us wanting "God out of schools." We simply want fair…

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At 11:02am on April 14, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings Fellow Texan! Welcome to the site!
You might be interested in the group Texas Heathens.

At 4:39pm on April 13, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Bryan  

Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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