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Tag Archives: epistemology
Once more the mad prophet gibbers and jabbers, rattling his chains and scrawling on the walls of his prison cell. Trying to explain some of this stuff is what drives me nuts. I’m compelled to use a language that is … Continue reading
“Don’t you dare lie to me!” Yeah, you’ve heard that before. It’s pretty much what’s behind the oath Americans must give before testifying in court, to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me … Continue reading
Maybe you’ve heard this before: “The people best positioned to decide something are those who must live with consequences.” But it’s not that simple. Even if we moderate this by saying those most affected should have the most volition, it … Continue reading
Steven asked me, “How do you manage to reconcile Predestination with free will and the idea that God is NOT the cause of evil?” Short answer: I don’t have to. Long answer: Predestination affects your eternal destiny, not your life … Continue reading
Mysticism makes no sense without cynicism. First a quick review: You may recall the Aristotle assumed that this universe is all there is. He didn’t argue against the existence of deities and beings who were invisible to human perception, but … Continue reading