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Entries Tagged as 'Bad Reasoning'

An Interesting Comparison

February 4th, 2016 5 Comments

This from Occupy Democrats: This from the Unites States Founding Fathers: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature […]

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John Corvino on Liberals and Being Judgemental

October 25th, 2015 2 Comments

Recently I have been reading John Corvino’s book, “What’s wrong with Homosexuality?” Corvino describes himself as a religious sceptic and is one of the leading defenders of the moral permissibly of homosexual conduct, and also an articulate defender of what is commonly called “gay rights”. In terms of the conclusions we each have, Corvino and I are […]

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Religion, Science, 9/11 and the Moon: Dawkins’ Response to Copan

March 9th, 2011 107 Comments

Parchment and Pen, has an audio of a brief exchange between Paul Copan and Richard Dawkins who was speaking in Ft. Lauderdale at Nova Southeastern University on “The Fact of Evolution.” (The following week, Paul Copan spoke on “The Fact of God” at Nova Southeastern and gave a direct response to Dawkins.) This MP3 of Paul Copan and […]

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Hoist with one’s own petard

February 24th, 2011 28 Comments

When a Christian says that all other religions are false, he is deemed narrow minded. When an atheist says that all religions are false, she is deemed open minded.      

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The Sceptic and the Scientist: Ed Feser on Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers

February 20th, 2011 39 Comments

He is not one to pull punches and true to form, in To a Louse, Ed Feser holds a mirror up to the kind of reasoning that is all too common amongst Dawkins and Myers fans with this fictional dialogue between a scientist and a science sceptic; Skeptic: Science is BS. Physicists believe in these things […]

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Once Upon an A Priori…

January 22nd, 2011 15 Comments

To formulate a statement that reduces a universal domain that includes myself and my thoughts or statements, to one or more factors that affect truth-value domain-wide, I must nevertheless transcend that universal domain so that I can make that factor-exempt statement itself, as well as any factor-exempt arguments that I might want to offer for […]


Oprah Winfrey, Religious Pluralism and Woolly Thinking

December 24th, 2010 19 Comments

I once caught 5 minutes of Oprah discussing religion. She made the comment, in a very sage-sounding tone, that she believed all religions are true. The audience immediately interrupted her with resounding applause; camera shots caught audience members nodding in approval, clearly impressed with the wisdom of the claim just made. This commonly heard platitude […]

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