How Christians Avoid the Facts that Matter


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/IK4KlSxRiwE/how-christians-avoid-facts-that-matter.html By WizenedSage (Galen Rose) ~ I get TheHumanist.com newsletter in my e-mail regularly. There was a reprint of an interesting article in the latest edition. It was originally published on Stream.org, a right-wing news site. The original article was by Tom Gilson, a senior editor with The…

Crank Bayesians: Swinburne & Unwin


Original Source: http://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/12814 Deepak Chopra uses “science” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit science. The Kalam Cosmological Argument uses “logic” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit logic. Politicians use “statistics” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit statistics. By exactly the same reasoning, cranks using Bayes’ Theorem to…

Crank Bayesians: Swinburne & Unwin


Original Source: http://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/12814 Deepak Chopra uses “science” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit science. The Kalam Cosmological Argument uses “logic” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit logic. Politicians use “statistics” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit statistics. By exactly the same reasoning, cranks using Bayes’ Theorem to…

eSkeptic for July 5, 2017


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/AKVYgCmPwpA/ In this week’s eSkeptic: Science Salon Moment: Gary Taubes Warns About Sugar in Your Diet Feature: I am Not Living in a Computer Simulation, and Neither Are You Skepticality: Fighting Post-Truth FROM SCIENCE SALON # 9 Gary Taubes Warns About Sugar in Your Diet Among Americans, diabetes…

I am Not Living in a Computer Simulation, and Neither Are You


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/8aC7WDaL53o/ The notion that we’re all just computer simulations living in a simulated universe—once the stuff of late-night college dormitory bull sessions—has now resurfaced, having been espoused by (among other eminences) a world-famous astrophysicist and an Internet entrepreneur billionaire. The notion is the latest manifestation of what was…

What Is Bayes’ Theorem & How Do You Use It?


Original Source: http://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/12742 Bayes’ Theorem is just a logical formula. Like any logic, it can be used to argue silly things (like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory trying to predict the future of physics on a whiteboard). Because bad premises, always lead to bad conclusions, even with straightforward syllogistic…

How Christians Avoid the Facts that Matter


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/IK4KlSxRiwE/how-christians-avoid-facts-that-matter.html By WizenedSage (Galen Rose) ~ I get TheHumanist.com newsletter in my e-mail regularly. There was a reprint of an interesting article in the latest edition. It was originally published on Stream.org, a right-wing news site. The original article was by Tom Gilson, a senior editor with The…

What Is Bayes’ Theorem & How Do You Use It?


Original Source: http://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/12742 Bayes’ Theorem is just a logical formula. Like any logic, it can be used to argue silly things (like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory trying to predict the future of physics on a whiteboard). Because bad premises, always lead to bad conclusions, even with straightforward syllogistic…

I am Not Living in a Computer Simulation, and Neither Are You


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/8aC7WDaL53o/ The notion that we’re all just computer simulations living in a simulated universe—once the stuff of late-night college dormitory bull sessions—has now resurfaced, having been espoused by (among other eminences) a world-famous astrophysicist and an Internet entrepreneur billionaire. The notion is the latest manifestation of what was…