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Truth, Logic, and the Trinity

In response to my post Is Logic Objective?, keithnoback commented:

Nice. As you imply, no theory is, in itself, true, though there are truths about the theory.

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Authoritative Authorities

In my previous post I mentioned that people will use science’s scheme of self-correction as a support of its authority, and that this is utterly confused. 1,119 more words


Related terms differ enormously

Do a few letters make a difference?

You betcha!  The other day I listened to a commentator point out the distinction between what is ‘ 203 more words


Trotting out the Credential

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


Scientific Consensus IS an Appeal to Authority

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