BenGee's Blog (21)

The case for the existence of hell.

Let me start off by saying this simply an idea I have from time to time, I consider it a fun existential mental game. It's likely reasons like this most of my friends think I'm macabre and dark lol. This is not reflective of reality nor is it the sum total of my position or outlook on life or the world. I consider myself a reasonably happy person and not particularly depressed so any who get that vibe please understand that its totally ok to embrace the darker emotions (sadness, loss,…

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Added by BenGee on March 7, 2017 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

A water bottle that fills itself! It's SCIENCE! duh

Ok so click bate title I know, and no there's not a water bottle that fills itself. Why? Well that inconvenient thing called math, and observable, measurable science.

And here in lies the problem. So many people fund idiotic ideas like this because they think you "don't need math" to deny cosmology, physics, science, instead you need to just sit there and think, and if it makes sense to you then you must be right! Totally laughable. Yet many fall for it. Millions of dollars…

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Added by BenGee on March 5, 2017 at 3:02pm — 3 Comments

The counter intuitive nature of the universe

First I would like to note that I'm still working on Part 2 of what is science, since a strong understanding of what is evidence, and how one weighs various forms of evidence, and separates evidence from falsehoods is so important I am taking my time with it to ensure I get the best quality and highest accuracy that I can (while hopefully still making it fun and enjoyable for you all). Thank you John Elder for suggesting I read Carl Sagan while I work on…

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Added by BenGee on February 23, 2017 at 5:15am — 3 Comments

An amazing overview of my favorite show of all time.

Cowboy Bebop,

A Japanese animation with 24 episodes and 1 movie, that I first saw as a kid. It quickly became immortalized within my heart upon viewing the final frame of the final episode. In the moment of the "protagonists" death a message is left for the viewer.  Against a black screen in white letters, instead of "to be continued..." It says simply, "You're gonna carry that weight.

I've tried to explain how important this show is to me in the past with friends, and…

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Added by BenGee on February 19, 2017 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Is gravity weaker than magnetism (or electromagnetism)

So, fun little experiment. Take an electromagnet and a piece of metal (or even just a regular magnet and some metal), place them close together and watch the metal "stick" to the magnet. You can have some fun making the metal move, and even suspend the metal in air. 

HOLY SHIT YOU JUST DEFEATED GRAVITY!!!! woooo! this must mean that magnetic forces are billions upon billions upon billions times more powerful than gravity right? Eh, not really.

(Also claims that…

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Added by BenGee on February 19, 2017 at 4:30am — 19 Comments

I've been waylaid with a pressing question that needs answers.

I was watching a video and again confronted with something that has bothered me for years. So I wrote the maker of the video in the hopes they might have an answer. I'll leave the letter here as well, maybe someone can finally answer my question.

Hello, I recently watched your video "Countering the Moral Argument part" 1 and 2 and was reminded of a question that has been bothering me for many years. I sincerely hope you see this message, can respond, and hopefully…

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Added by BenGee on February 18, 2017 at 9:21pm — 6 Comments

Purpose

I mentioned in one of my comments exactly where I think I may be heading with my little corner of the blogosphere.

I've been thinking of continuing to make material, refine my work through the encouragement and feedback from all of you, and then releasing my work to a wider audience. You may wonder why I choose some of the topics that I do, considering much of it should be well known within this community, well this is why. I'm thinking about the future and working on things I…

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Added by BenGee on February 16, 2017 at 3:35am — 9 Comments

Thoughts on the book, "A beginners guide to our Electric Universe" By Tom Findlay (Part 1) Revised (cleaner)

After consulting with John Elder I decided to post this on my blog, it’s a more polished version of my debunk of EU. I intend to debunk the entire book, however I plan on only releasing these in chunks and well-spaced out as I do not want my personal blog to be centered around this one book of falsehoods. This is a practical application of almost every other topic I've written about in my blog, so it is relevant. However there are many more valuable and important topics I do not wish to put…

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Added by BenGee on February 16, 2017 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

What is Science? (Can Science be a religion) Part 1

I wasn't feeling up to tackling this all in one go, so here's the first half, I'll try and finish the rest tomorrow.

You know I talk a lot about pseudoscience, and why many pseudo-scientific belief systems are clearly bullshit. But to quote so many people I've talked to "How do you know?" I mean, "How can you be sure you're correct?," I mean after all, "Isn't Science just another belief system?"

Now to be clear, I don't like the word belief. Fuck belief I don't…

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Added by BenGee on February 14, 2017 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

"Mistakes" in science

So many science deniers, pseudo science advocates, and religious apologists try to claim that Science has "made mistakes" 

They imply that since science isn't always right, so all of it is subject to suspicion, and their hypothesis is clearly correct because its easier to understand.

Statements like, "I simply can't believe that everything in the universe fit into something smaller than a pinhead," are nothing more than an argument from ignorance, or an argument…

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Added by BenGee on February 13, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Flat Earth, Young Earth Creationists, and all other Pseudo Science nonsense

Cards on the table time, if you disagree with ANY scientific field of study (or all of them), you do not have to disprove their hypothesis or theory. You really don't need to attack evolution, cosmology, the theory of gravity, the laws of the conservation of energy. You don't have to disprove a damn thing.

Pretty cool huh?

All you have to do is prove your alternative hypothesis. That's literally all you have to…

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Added by BenGee on February 13, 2017 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

Thoughts on pseudoscience

Feedback is always encouraged.

For one to make room for a pseudo-scientific belief they must ignore or change natural laws, the math, those things which serve as the foundations for scientific study. If we allow such an exception to accept a pseudo-scientific belief. Logical consistency and intellectual integrity would by extension require we carry those same exceptions into other fields of study. Fields which depend on the consistent, and reliable…

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Added by BenGee on February 7, 2017 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

An important thing to remember.

Please don't take this literally, it is intended to be somewhat poetic. An illustration. I suspect many of you may think like this already, I hope you enjoy the thoughts, and understand the meaning inside.

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Reality, the universe and everything in it, except for one thing, doesn't give a fuck about your…

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Added by BenGee on November 15, 2016 at 1:00am — 13 Comments

Logic Structure

Logic Structure

 

Many people know about Deductive reasoning and Inductive reasoning, it's weird however that they talk about these as if they are a choice, either you choose to apply deductive reasoning OR inductive reasoning. Not only is this not correct but there is also another form of reason, abductive reasoning.

 

Recently I have heard claims that deductive reasoning makes for bad science and inductive reasoning must be used (also claims that math isn't…

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Added by BenGee on November 11, 2016 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Being atheist doesn't make people less crazy

potholr54

Some people think that evidence should count for less than "alternative" evidence, that you don't need math to understand the world. I used to think they were all called "Creationists" and then I find even in atheist communities the same types of people abound. 

Conspiracy theories aren't being ignored because they are fact, they are ignored because they can be debunked. They are…

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Added by BenGee on November 9, 2016 at 12:03pm — 3 Comments

Some reading

My post was orriginally supposed to have 2 links.

This and the link below…

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Added by BenGee on October 31, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Word Rant

With gracious permission from Glen, I have decided to make one of our chat exchanges into a blog post. I love Glen's rhyme's he is a true artist. I made a few minor tweaks for formatting but the content is identical to its original format.

Glen Rosenberg

do you say da bad words?…

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Added by BenGee on October 23, 2016 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Since I went there I might as well finish.

I mentioned an idea I've had for a very long time. I call it Atheist house,

And yes, its directly making fun of the Christian "houses" where children are sent to be abused for god. As a child, I was often threatened with being sent to places similar to "Grace House" from the movie "Saved!" or those boot camps kids get sent to where so many children died they had to move from places like Utah to South America to avoid prosecution. I was also threatened with being left abandoned at an…

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Added by BenGee on October 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

A (hopefully) brief auto biography of a hiding Atheist.

I hope I can fit this into one blog post, I have the motivation to try and don't know if I'll have the energy to continue if I don't finish tonight. (just thinking about doing this has me shaking a bit lol so much drama!), I'm going to try and tell the story without emotional bias and attempt to stick to the facts as much as I can.

Hello, my name is J. I was "born into a missionary Baptist family," I am the oldest son. Both of my parents served in the military and…

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Added by BenGee on October 20, 2016 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

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