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The Supernatural

Websters online dictionary defines supernatural as ‘Not scientifically explainable.’ The US National Science foundation states that it does not support supernatural beliefs. To believe so is to pronounce an enormous arrogance, and further, an assumption that science already has all the knowledge needed to explain the entire universe! A strange consequence follows – that phenomenon […]

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Evolutionary Psychology – a lame theory

In my book, Buddha is an Atheist, there is a long section on the demise of the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution, based on epigenetics, laws of form, assymetry of action, lateral gene transmission, reliance on counterfactuals, non-adaptive structures, Cambrian explosion, circular reasoning, non-falsifiability of natural selection, internal constraints, phenotypic changes in mid-life, conservation of […]

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Reincarnation & Mind

  In most religions, life after death is presumed to be a good thing, because most people believe in heaven and think that’s their destination. If one believes their after-life road leads to hell, it might not seem so great a scenario. The typical atheist response to ideas of an afterlife is that the person […]

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Scientific Knowledge is not Truth

Science perpetually revises its understanding of the world, destroying the old ground and creating new ground. It is one of the great beauties of the discipline – it does not rest on its many laurels. But this only comes from a position of uncertainty. The valid position that we do not know anything. Science in […]

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Science Cannot Save Us

  Many atheists claim that religion is the source of all violence. They are fatally mistaken. Many atheist leaders, including Napoleon and Stalin, have murdered millions. But the full irony of historical forces is far more fascinating. The religious persecution of science kept at bay the tools that allowed despotic leaders to wreak greater and […]

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The Dilemma of God’s Morality

The Euthryphro dilemma asks whether morality is good because God made it so or whether God made it so because it’s good. In the first case, morality is relative because it’s based on God’s decision. If he decides to make it different for whatever reason (a change in biblical Testaments for example), then he can. […]

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Armageddon

From one point of view, Armageddon is heinous nonsense imagined by fundamentalists. Unfortunately, they are working to make it true, in a twisted dream of their own salvation while watching the unelect die horribly. There is no compassion in this image. Unbelievers get what they deserve, while the chosen get to sit on clouds and […]

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