The terms “atheism” and “god” mean nothing
So, as you can probably tell by these extremely varied answers it depends. Atheism is just a word, a word.
God is also just
Let me explain what I mean by all of... Read More | Share it now!
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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Auguste Comte’s Religion of Humanity was far more than the all-embracing philosophical proposal he outlined in the sixth chapter of his General View on Positivism in 1848 – the treatise he would publish again in his... Read More | Share it now!
If there is one thing the early 18th century has taught me, it is that we are all eventually paid in the same three currencies. Whatever we do, we do it for physical pleasure, social prestige or money. Money is, of course, the most usual currency in... Read More | Share it now!
Why is it that Wikipedia is a man’s world? Why is our community 90% male, mostly white, either young or retired, mostly nerds, people whom you will not meet in clubs, a high rate of temporary singles… and mostly amateurs in the fields of their... Read More | Share it now!
The golden days of Wikipedia, the days of unlimited growth, are over. Yes, we are still getting new articles. But this is basically because we have a couple of open areas like plane crashes, new wars, new movies, new celebrities that generate this... 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!
Excerpt from the “antimetaphysical” first chapter of: Ernst Mach, The analysis of sensations, and the relation of the physical to the psychical, translated from the first German edition by Cora May Williams, revised and supplemented from... Read More | Share it now!
This video has gone viral. It is wonderfully concise and designed to be both haunting and self-reflexive. We are all subjected to these viral pieces of information. We see them, they trigger an emotion, and all we have to do is press share ore like... Read More | Share it now!
I think that is a very useful distinction you have made between “as soon as”, “always when” and “because”. Let me try to explain “because” as I understand it. Take a moment in time t1. (Actually there are no such things as moments... 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!
Milos Rancic’s article about the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia in 1999 and subsequent developments in international affairs have inspired the present author to draft this. It may be too pedantic to begin with the following. There was no UN... 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!
Quora a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. The company was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Quora aggregates... Read More | Share it now!
In philosophy, death occurs when there is nothing more to talk about.
In the case of logical positivism, modern physics is pretty much all logical positivism. It is the raw extraction of data from experiments, followed by mathematical formulation,... Read More | Share it now!