I've decided to take an indefinite hiatus.
I originally started this because I wanted to discuss religion/science/epistemology issues, and, at this point, I sort of feel like I've said everything that I could think of to say. Combine that with the busyness of life, and there you go...
Thank you for your attention. I may pop on for particular rants, if any come to mind, but for the moment, I won't be continuing my punctual and regular discussions, as I have over the past year and a half.
In part, I'd like to recharge, as well as rethink what I'd like to do next, whether it's this channel, or another. Maybe I'll go back to some programming projects, or maybe take this channel in a new direction... who knows.
Frankly, I'm exhausted from arguing with people, to the point where I'm just tuning out these days. I'd be nice to have a nice rational conversation with some theists, where it doesn't descend into having a shouting match with a lunatic who's denying that logic works, or depends on fairies, but apparently that's too much to ask. The more sane ones aren't in the ring.
So again, thank you for following. We'll see what happens next.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
... Stop me if you’ve heard this one “You are giving Science credit for the things people do.” Dude, I am NOT even shitting you. This after I said that science was demonstrable and she countered, “No, it is observable.” All my near elementary examples of how science is demonstrable went in one ear and out the other. She claimed it was so evil for me to take away the achievements of Bill Gate by giving due reverence to science. I spent an hour trying to explain that science is a tool–and a discipline–and that those in the sciences or who use applied sciences are in no small measure utilizing scientific methodology. I gave the example of how a mathematician can credit their use of math for the solving of equations. No avail.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Strange and unusual things flow through my Facebook feed. Today, this particular example popped up, which sent a shiver down my spine, at the thought that these people are determining environmental and energy policies:
I had to do some fact checking to make sure this wasn't some made up quote... but nope, it's legit. My original plan was to simply point and laugh, but I realized something. Joe Barton, in this quote, is making the same reasoning error that Apologists do, when they conclude that the Kalam Cosmological Argument is a sound argument.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Here are my top 5 reasons why you, as a proselytizer, are not converting me.
Friday, September 27, 2013
While I like to think I'm purely rational, I have to admit that my reluctance to move from my position is as much psychology, as it is anything else.
Why am I unconvinced by these apologetic arguments? Simply put, they conflict with my world view... so clearly, something must be wrong with them.