The 20th century British philosopher and mathematician, Bertrand Russell, once stated that he “would never die for his beliefs because I might be wrong.” In one way, this is a sentiment toward skepticism and the recognition of our own limits and fallibility even on some of the most sincerely held values and beliefs. 1,148 more words
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If you haven’t already read Steven Novella’s recent post, Aliens are Sinners, please do so…
Although he doesn’t state it directly, it comes across loud and clear that believing in gods up in the sky is something our ancestors, who knew no better than thinking we are the centre of the universe, can be forgiven for – but for modern man to believe in such nonsense is absurd. 59 more words
Is there a reality that causes our experience? If so how can we come to know it?
There have been numerous naïve responses to these questions in the past. 429 more words