All Blog Posts Tagged 'probability' (4)

A Skeptical Use Of The Words BELIEF, FAITH And TRUST

A Skeptical Use Of The Words BELIEF, FAITH And TRUST

In atheistic and sceptical discussion the words belief, faith and trust are often used with implicitly different meanings and this leads to misunderstandings.   My solution is to define, how I use these words.  

Faith and belief are to me synonyma, because they both translate to only one German word, Glaube.   If there is at all any difference,…

Added by Maruli Marulaki on November 2, 2011 at 11:04am — 10 Comments

How to spot a miracle

According to Wikipedia,

“A miracle is a perceptible interruption of the laws of nature, such that can be attempted to be explained by divine intervention, and is sometimes associated with a miracle worker. Some suggest that God may work with the laws of nature to perform what we perceive as miracles. A miracle is often considered… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on January 12, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments


I have to tell the world about this: I just saw the weirdest thing ever!!!!

But first some critical analysis for what was a seeming culmination of supernatural phenomenon. The event:

at approximately 10:40 this evening, February 19 (pacific time) a white utility truck (?) drove up the street with it's lights blaring in the surrounding darkness and the diver unscrewed the cap to a yellow hydrant, releasing all the water gushing out in to the road. That is weird right? A… Continue

Added by Rickr0ll on February 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Ross Douthat swings and misses... twice

Ross Douthat of the Atlantic needs to rethink his line of attack when he goes after the atheist menace on his blog. Why? Because when facing people asking for empiricism and tangible evidence, focusing on probability and unconvincing recounts of things like personal experiences just doesn't work. His first instance of completely missing the point was in his invocation of the Pope in a post about the atheist bus campaign he labeled "anti-theist" in a case study of a poisoning the well… Continue

Added by Greg F. on February 2, 2009 at 12:20am — No Comments

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