I have been engaged in a discussion elsewhere regarding my position on abortion. I wanted to run this by the atheistnexus community as the perspectives here are particularly rational and helpful most…Continue
Imagine you were the smartest chemist ever. You already know how any substance mixed with any other substance will react. You don't even have to conduct experiments anymore because you know…Continue
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Thinking about the creationist claims today. I was debating about the speed of light being finite, meaning that objects billions of light years away send their light on a trek that takes billions of years to reach us. As we can measure distances in space using various methods, and know the distances of remote objects, we can be sure that the universe is billions of years old since the light of such distant objects has indeed had time to reach us.
The creationist, who believes…Continue
A common thing I see brought up in discussions about the multiverse is that god would have to exist because in an infinite number of possible universes that option would have played out. This is incorrect, and a common misconception regarding infinity, probability, and restrictions. It has a lot to do with our hesitance to even accept infinities as possible to begin with.
The reason we humans recoil at the concept of infinities has much to do with our very limited…Continue
You actually cannot divide a distance infinitely. There is a smallest unit of length, the Planck Length. You cannot subdivide the Planck Length. Thus there is a finite number of Planck Lengths between any two points. There is not an infinite subdivision of anything.
You cannot even subdivide time infinitely. There is a smallest unit of time that has any meaning, the Planck time. Anything smaller than that would be so unstable, so variable due to quantum fluctuations, as to make that…Continue
I did a thorough comparison of the four Gospels comparing the four versions of the resurrection story. The amount of discrepancies are ridiculous. The fact that the story does not better match between the four reports is evidence that the story did not actually happen as any of the four describe. They cannot all be right, as they contradict each other. But they can certainly all be wrong.
Here is a table describing the differences side by side:…Continue