It’s an excellent practice to question ideas or proposed certainties, and not to adopt them into your own beliefs without sufficient evidence. Although everyone has their own standard of what fits ‘sufficient evidence’, based on their education and level of natural skepticism, this is a generally accepted principle in society. Not Your Average Dinner Conversation If … Continue reading Questioning Someone’s Faith: Poor Taste, Or Critical In Today’s World?
The pope’s 85 years old and retired. That makes sense, I’d retire too at that age, but it has been six hundred years since the last time that’s happened. By my estimation that means the last pope retired after he was 600 years old, or popes usually do their thing until they die. What’s different … Continue reading The Pope Jumped Ship
When I was in possibly the third grade I remember sitting in the library and being assigned the chore of choosing a biography about someone note worthy and do a presentation to the class. I grabbed one of the first books that looked remotely interesting. It was a biography about Carl Sagan. I wish I … Continue reading Carl Sagan: A Tribute To A Man Who Humbled Us All With a Pale Blue Dot
YOLO, an acronym for ‘you only live once’, is a parasitic self destructive interpretation of the concept of ‘living in the Now’. There’s a difference between living for the now, and living in the now. The language makes the former statement barely decipherable, unless you’re already personally familiar with the experience of being absolutely present … Continue reading YOLO And Misconceptions Of Living In The Now
The Dawkins’ Scale can be found in ‘The God Delusion’, a highly recommended book for any religious folk with a seed of doubt. The scale is also for atheists looking to brush up on arguments and counterarguments, should they ever feel inclined to do battle on the intellectual landscape. I don’t agree with number 7. Atheism … Continue reading An Argument Against #7 on The Dawkins’ Scale