This is not really a question
Let me first examine the question in its functionality. It is essentially a move “theists” (today a term atheist are keeping alive) might make to vex atheists over their particular problems with agnosticism. It is... Read More | Share it now!
It is quite clear in reading the writings of the religious who poke into the atheist forum, as well as watching debates between atheists and the religious that they are very, very different.
As an atheist, I can live my life entirely without... Read More | Share it now!
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Sobre as orações de Comte – algumas observações introdutórias
O quadro esboçado por Henri Gouhier – exposto com fortes doses de ironia, a título de “crítica” – apresenta um painel intenso e bonito de alguns... Read More | Share it now!
The following passages are an excerpt from John Stuart Mill‘s Auguste Comte and Positivism, a book lenght appraisal of Comte’s philosophy including his theory of knowledge, his Religion of Humanity and his ideas of future societies. The... Read More | Share it now!
[Click here for the orginal German version of this interview. Follow http://positivists.org/blog/archives/3881 for the successive case documentation. Olaf Simons asked the questions for positivists.org]
Olaf Simons: You are in the headlines with an... Read More | Share it now!
[The following interview with David Bardens is also available in a provisional English translation. Die Chronologie des Falles dokumentierten wir auf http://positivists.org/blog/archives/3881 Olaf Simons stellte die Fragen für positivists.org]
Olaf... Read More | Share it now!
Why did I ask for all those #LLAP selfies? For a @gishwhes task as a tribute to Leonard. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/3NQZ5siINe
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 9, 2015
Leonard Nimoy’s death last month is particularly sad news. He (or... Read More | Share it now!
A Young Positivist
Parson. “What’s a Miracle?”
Parson. “Well, if the Sun were to Shine in the Middle of the Night, what should you Say it was?”
Boy. “The Moon.”
Parson. “But if you were Told it was the Sun, what... Read More | Share it now!
This is definitely a non-topic. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s On Certainty – thoughts compiled from April 1950 to April 29, 1951 – does not show any clearer interest in “conspiracy theories”. The very phrase could be there and isn’t. Mental... Read More | Share it now!
This will be the first post about approaches to studying conspiracy theory. The goal, for now, is to look what has been done, what kind of questions approaches raise and where we go from there.
I will start off with a series of posts on definitions,... Read More | Share it now!
From the 26th to the 28th of June Ariel Hessayon and Lionel Laborie welcomed about a hundred historians at London’s Goldsmith College to take a broader look at prophecies of the three centuries between 1500 and 1800. Science fiction fans might start... Read More | Share it now!
The following is an interview between Olaf Simons for positivists.org and Elder Brown and Elder Colson, Nate Brown and Eric Colson, two Mormon missionaries, who are presently stationed in Gotha, east Germany. Perhaps a bit of information to frame the... Read More | Share it now!
Olaf Simons: Rumours have it that you are planning a temporary Facebook abstinence – can it be?
Hashem Al-Ghaili: Yes, that’s right. Due to work pressure, I have to quit Facebook temporarily for a couple of months. I think that’s what... Read More | Share it now!
The following lines will exploit the interview Tom Phillips gave to people from Infants on Thrones – The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor (a website whose very title betrays a complex interest Mormon creeds). The interview appeared only... Read More | Share it now!
This is indeed an interesting case, though, for a number of technical reasons, I do not think that this private prosecution goes to trial. Having said that, I think that the key question for English courts (as distinct from Scottish courts) would be... Read More | Share it now!
I jump (from here) to another religion which will allow us to focus on one of the side aspects we have been discussing thus far rather indirectly. The British Telegraph has been reporting on the legal procedures against Thomas S. Monson, president of... Read More | Share it now!
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Olaf Simons 06/02/2014 17:55: At the end of last month I had felt that I should step into this debate creationism vs. evolution in order to see what I would say and with the aim to get beyond it. But I... Read More | Share it now!
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2014-02-12: Ken Ham on Facebook: Ken Ham / Bill Nye Word Clouds.
2014-02-09: atheistrepublic.com: Debapriya Chatterjee: Despite Creationism Claiming Votes, Evolution Emerges as Winner.
By the end of the Nye-Ham Debate,... Read More | Share it now!
The debate was – as could be expected (see my posting before the debate) – neither apt to widen our knowledge about evolution nor, and that is far more precarious, nor did it shed much more light on Ken Ham’s creationism.
Nye gave his view on why... Read More | Share it now!
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