"Thank's for bringing this to my attention. I must have missed this article. I agree with you. What an absurd claim that is, that god exists because mankind believe he exists. Rediculous! That's the opposite of proof to any sane minded…"
"The only logically consistent argument for supernaturality is scientifically ludicrous. It goes something like this: if God is responsible for some of our actions, then he must be responsible for all of them. But wait, there's more. If aliens…"
It was google for like-minded people or tear my hair out in exasperation. The cause: there was a piece in the NY Times about a proof for the existence of God. To simplify, but only a bit, the proof (called the ontological argument) says that if you can conceive of God then God must exist. Which seems the quintessence of a circular argument. My exasperation is that nobody seems to understand the null hypothesis which is one of the fundamental principles of scientific reasoning. Or maybe that…See More