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Doubt is the basis of all scientific progress. Without doubt, there is no enquiry, and without enquiry, there is no progress. Every scientific advance we have made is because of the spirit of enquiry. We have to question ourselves constantly. Even with an expected result in an experiment, the scientist thinks, “Perhaps this is not … Continue reading
This is worth watching. Both Ricky and his commenter make great points. You just can’t argue with them.
It may not be immediately obvious that faith is a bad thing about religion, but some thought on the subject makes it clear. We hear of someone being called a man or woman of faith, and that brings a certain amount of respect in religious circles. They may even be given that respect in secular … Continue reading
Ignoring the pre-pagan roots of the whole idea of a ‘Heaven’, there are some things in common with most believers’ concepts of what it is, and what’s going to happen there. Invariably: Heaven is a place where the faithful go after they die. It always considered a good place to go. You only go there … Continue reading
In this era of instant communication, and widespread literacy, each religion still holds that it is the true religion, and that all others have to a greater or lesser extent got it wrong…
The great historian Stephen Henry Roberts (1901-71) put it well when he said, “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” Continue reading
Only someone indoctrinated into not thinking, into never considering nature as the primary force in this universe, into never critically analysing all the possibilities before deciding which one is right, can believe that natural events have supernatural origins.
The question has to be asked – what do the gods-people-worship have against people with bad teeth? Is it a personal vendetta? Do they use bad teeth to punish people? Surely not everyone with bad teeth deserves to be punished? Surely there are some really deserving cases? We can easily think of people we ourselves would help, given the chance. Could a god do less? Continue reading
To be gullible is to be easily deceived. It is the tendency to believe what we are told, without sufficient evidence, in circumstances that make it necessary for there to be evidence for the account to be accepted in normal circumstances. Now that’s a good definition, and you are welcome to look up ‘gullible’ in … Continue reading