All Blog Posts Tagged 'facts' (10)

A Proper Body of Positive Beliefs Is ...

We always act on some mixture of facts and beliefs.  It's just a question of how rich the mixture is with facts.

Life being the way it is, though, there is probably no issue that doesn't involve some element of belief because just thinking that we have all of the facts in a given case is itself a belief that is a part of the fact-belief mixture.

But as convoluted as the issue can become, there are commonsense rules to apply -- a prime one being that the more fundamental the…

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Added by Joseph Hilton on February 28, 2014 at 12:42am — 2 Comments

Facts Don't Matter Anymore

i'm reposting this for three reasons:

1.  i think it is an interesting observation that did not get much notice

2.  it's been on my mind a lot lately

3.  many of the blog posts have been weak lately.  not to belittle anyone else's efforts, but many are more appropriate for discussions or simple status updates than a blog post, IMO.  anyway, i'll also post the few comments that were made. 

please…

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Added by matthew greenberg on June 18, 2012 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

Facts Don't Matter Anymore

"facts are true whether you believe them or not" - Adam Savage (from the Reason Rally)

sadly, it is possible that Mr. Savage was wrong.  sure, on the face of it a statement like that is a no-brainer.  however, in today's world we are seeing a strange phenomena where facts are only as useful as a person wants them to be.  facts are now up for debate.  facts depend on the source from which you acquire them.  lastly, facts are no longer facts if someone chooses not to believe…

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Added by matthew greenberg on May 9, 2012 at 10:42am — 7 Comments

What atheism SHOULD mean

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“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Under the -know thy enemy- doctrine:

Jordan Maxwell

http://www.jordanmaxwell.com/bio/index.html



Dangers of religion?

http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=Nazarenos&btnG=Search+Images



Origin of Jehovah:…

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Added by Demopoly on April 15, 2010 at 12:42am — No Comments

Belief in Science

I wrote a book called "Belief in Science and the Science of Belief." Here's a blurb about it:

"Our selective abandonment of reason to belief compromises our fundamental decision-making capacity, both in small personal matters and in critical public policy. This book will give you the insights and techniques you need to apply scientific rigor to your everyday decision-making. It will help you to understand how to verify facts, avoid logical pitfalls and belief-driven biases,…

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Added by Tyson Gill on March 28, 2010 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

"Where does a rainbow come from?"

The other day, someone i'm very close to had just found out i'm an atheist. So she looked at me and said, "Katie, where does a rainbow come from?" I know it has something to do with the sun and a prism of colors, but i dont know everything about it and I don't know how it works exactly, so I took a moment before I answered. Seeing that I didn't answer right away though, and seeing me ponder it, she isaid , "see? Nobody knows. It's god." And I said, "No, its just a prism of reflecting light and… Continue

Added by Katie the Ninja on June 30, 2009 at 3:44pm — 8 Comments

Evolution is a fact: followup

I really need to stop writing responses to responses on my blog that are longer than my original blog post. I still don't know precisely what to do with such verbiage. What's the Internet conventional standard model?

Anyway, we now rejoin said discussion already in progress...

Added by Planetologist on February 5, 2009 at 11:02am — No Comments

Be Skeptical

A friend of mine sent me a link to a news story this morning about Red Bull Energy Drink. For him, reading that article was enough to keep him from ever drinking Red Bull again. However, I was skeptical and did some research. I feel that being skeptical and checking information before simply believing it is important.

For the full story with links and good stuff, click… Continue

Added by Neece on August 15, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Looking For The Facts

I'm on a Quest of biblical proportions! (pun intended)



I've spent the last two days scouring the web for cold hard facts about the origins of christianity and how it basically stole most of its symbolism and myths from previous pagan religions.



I've found several sources but they are either biased and laden with agenda, or simply not cited. And while they basically agree, that doesn't make it fact.



There must be some resources out there that are… Continue

Added by Neece on August 8, 2008 at 12:11am — 4 Comments

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