Friday, 25 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
I think the only response to this is “so what?”
Monday, 21 July 2014
I think this one can be summed up as “don't try to learn Bayesian reasoning from William Lane Craig”.
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Heschmeyer does not seem to acknowledge that his initial point cuts both ways — being primed to believe in the existence of demons is actually even more analogous to having previously learned to associate the shapes and colours of playing cards.
Friday, 11 July 2014
By “Rationalism” in this article I mean the philosophical position, opposed to Empiricism and Skepticism, that knowledge can be acquired by reason alone, rather than from observation and experience (Empiricism) or not at all (Skepticism). To distinguish “Rationalism” from other terms (such as “rational”), I'll stick to capitalizing it.
If we take in our hand any volume—of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance—let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames, for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.