Sometimes when a person has no solid argument to back his viewpoint, he’ll invoke his status as member of a privileged elite. Such credentials might be based on education or experience or one’s lofty position in an organization. 317 more words
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I touched upon this subject recently in my entry on Chris Harper-Mercer. It’s an issue that has some pretty serious implications, and it has a connection to the way human brains can function, so I thought I’d write more about it. 379 more words
An effort has been made by anti-science fans/atheists to value up authority and incredulity and de-value scientific evidence, empirical observations, and valid reasoning.
In order to do this modern day scientists are trying to re-define the definition of science so that all that matters is authority and incredulity, rather than actual scientific evidence, empirical observations, and valid reasoning. 673 more words
(A.k.a. When Catholics that shovel a mountain of books on someone’s desk and say, “Read this before you criticize my faith.)
>I wasn’t raised in the faith so my worldview remains largely atheistic in the feel. 1,098 more words