Archive for January, 2012

Logic is not Truth

“If you don’t get me that bike, then you don’t love me.” Though illogical to a parent, it is not illogical. The statements are connected in a plausible cause-effect relationship.[BH1]   It is called Toulmin logic and is widely recognized as the fundamental form of verbal communication. Toulmin is an informal system of argument relying on […]

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Near Death Experiences Part II

It is well documented that NDEs dramatically change people. Van Lommel did two and eight year follow-ups with his control groups and his NDE groups. The NDE group possessed much higher empathy, greater emotive attunement, and tested with higher intuitive capabilities. They overwhelmingly believed in an afterlife, though many had been skeptics before. This certainly […]

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What is Buddha is an Atheist? Part I: The Flaws of Science

Buddha is an Atheist: a Spiritual Autopsy of Science and Religion is an upcoming 125,000 word book taking apart atheist misconceptions of Science and Religion through a series of specific topics. In Science, these are: Medical Science, Physics, Climate change, epistemology as philosophy of science, fraud, biology, peer review, and actual statements and beliefs of […]

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What is Buddha is an Atheist Part II: Atheist misconceptions about religion

Buddha is an Atheist: a Spiritual Autopsy of Science and Religion is an upcoming 125,000 word book taking apart atheist misconceptions of Science and Religion through a series of specific topics. In Religion, the topics are: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, focusing a lot on the political machinations within and around these systems. There is also […]

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Near Death Experiences Part I

Pim van Lommel, a cardiologist, performed a large study of resuscitated cardiac arrest victims who had experienced flatlined brain activity. 18% of the people reported near death experiences including out of body experiences. They remembered details that coincided with the time their brain was flatlined. Van Lommel says that this provides evidence that consciousness can […]

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Is Science better?

Scientists claim that their discipline is a unique, and moreover privileged, set of skills and tools to evaluate and come to the truth. The claim is that these methods set it apart from other fields of thought. Science asserts it alone has the power to attain genuine validity. But this begs the question again and […]

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Buddha is an Atheist

My book: Buddha is an Atheist, a Spiritual Autopsy of Science and Religion is being published this June. Buy it. Read it. Or Whatever. Anyway,  here is the original essay that started the whole idea. The book evolved dramatically since then and is a heavily researched work. This article is not. It is more a […]

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