Heather Spoonheim's Blog (7)

Non-Cognitive Survival

A narrative essay by – Heather Spoonheim

War stories often relate extraordinary tales of soldiers who have survived the grimmest of odds. As we zoom in on a soldier hanging on for dear life in the belly of a landing craft headed for Omaha Beach we can hear the screams of those being blown to bits in the landing crafts around his. As the front wall of the craft drops…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on May 23, 2011 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Prophecy FAIL!

A narrative essay by – Heather Spoonheim

It is now 6 P.M., May 21, 2011 in Kiribati (Time zone UTC +14:00) and the rapture has begun, according to imminently-debunked, eschatological-prophet…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on May 20, 2011 at 11:28pm — 4 Comments

Philosophy is Alive and Well!

A narrative essay by – Heather Spoonheim

In The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and fellow physicist/co-author Leonard Mlodinow declare that philosophy is dead because it has not kept up with modern…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on May 19, 2011 at 2:11pm — 15 Comments

I am an Atheist, NOT a Scientist

A narrative essay by – Heather Spoonheim

As a ‘strong’ Atheist, I believe there are no gods. That is a belief that I am very comfortable, if not enthusiastic, to have challenged. The thing that irks me, however, is that those who try to challenge that belief almost never challenge it at all, but instead lay out a challenge to science. Now, I have an…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on May 16, 2011 at 6:50pm — 55 Comments

The Atheist Debt

An essay by – Heather Spoonheim

I used think there was an inherent justice in the way that I was able to simply look at the evidence for the existence of Yahweh and recognize it as nothing more than a collection of superstitious notions that, when combined, had coalesced into a misleading but compelling emotional appeal. That other people were captivated by such…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on April 7, 2011 at 3:52pm — 6 Comments

An Argument Against 'G'

An essay by – Heather Spoonheim



The habitual capitalization of the word ‘god’ is evidence of one of the most insidious mind-games ever perpetrated by the cult of Yahweh. To understand why, one must first understand that language, as a…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 30, 2011 at 9:46am — 7 Comments

Theory of Mind

An essay by – Heather Spoonheim



A solid understanding of theory of mind (ToM) is extremely important to understanding some of the fallacies that derive from its misapplication. ToM “is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 28, 2011 at 2:30am — 6 Comments

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