It appears highly probable that the teachings of Buddha, in the form of Greco-Buddhism which was picked up and spread by Hellenistic groups associated with Alexander The Great around 300BC assisted in spreading many of the Buddhist philosophies throughout the Hellenistic world of which the so called birthplace of Jesus Christ was included. So it was extremely probable that Jesus (if he existed) had knowledge of such Buddhist philosophies. Something Christians had wrongly denied by…Continue
It was a very sad time for me when I heard the news about the death of Frank Zappa in 1993 from cancer.
His sarcastic humor and incredible musical ability with a completely non-commercial outlook on the entire music industry gave me some of my outlook on life and skepticism.
He was always skeptical of everything and shunned commercialism.
Frank Zappa epitomized the Social and political Skepticism…Continue
I still cannot get over the interview between Richard Dawkins and Wendy Wright, published around Xmas time 2012, such stupidity and Irrationality displayed by Wendy rings sadly in my ears, I felt totally dismayed that any person leading a lobby group could be that STUPID.
I've witnessed such arrogant stupidity from general, poorly educated citizens who held basic desk and clerical jobs, many never having met nor studied science in their lives.
Every time I hear…Continue
It is a fact that nobody knows what the original scribes who authored the Bible were really thinking.
As with all written documents concerning people and times, meanings of words, their emphasis and context change with time.This is only considering the original texts.
Then there are the translations and editorship of these texts, which add, subtract and distort the original texts.
Such translations occurred to the old testament in in the 200 years BC and…Continue
Firstly some definitions:
Mindware: Essentially a collection of tools we use to think with or make decisions.
These include, Information or Data and Methods of applying these.
Contaminated Mindware: Essentially incorrect or misleading data, often from bad or heavily biased sources and which lacks any form of reliable or independently verified…Continue
Catholics and some Protestant Christian groups still quote and stand by the writings of these two , who were once considered wise men, but forget that in worldly knowledge and rationality, they can be beaten now by the average intelligent ten year old, in both knowledge and wisdom.
For Thomas Aquinas:Continue
Some Neurologists Jokingly consider Free Will as Free Won't.
Because of how they now believe Consciousness works.
"The prefrontal cortex is the latest structure to appear in the evolution of the brain, and is the structure that shows the greatest development between humans and our closest biological relatives. Furthermore, it is known to mediate a great deal of the abilities considered distinctly human, such as planning, reflection, and empathy, all of which…Continue
In the current era: Intelligence Quotient or IQ is no longer considered as a measure of Intelligence.
IQ is hereditary and an Indoctrinated high IQ individual religious devotee, can be just as hooked and Irrational as any normal to low IQ devotee.
The difference is that high IQ devotees can be more clever in creating their Apologies (Porkies) for their belief system. Thomas Aquinas is an excellent example here, very high IQ, very indoctrinated into…Continue