Reading Time: 3 minutes They don’t believe that there is an immaterial soul which exercises causal power on material reality. All that you are, therefore, is your body (including your brain). Since the brain, as a physical object, follows the laws of physics and chemistry, then your thoughts/decisions must also follow the laws of physics and chemistry.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In his book, “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves,” Dr. Dan Ariely performed a study on people who owned knock-off items.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Is it more logical to say that the universe arose from nothing? Also, advice on how to kiss your wife on your anniversary.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A thought experiment on the beginning of the universe. Open if you like dominoes. (Not the pizza.)
Reading Time: 2 minutes Studies have revealed a habit that we’re all better off ditching sooner rather than later.
Reading Time: 5 minutes “We must distinguish between truth, which is objective and absolute, and certainty, which is subjective.” —Popper
But is there a difference between knowledge and certainty?
Reading Time: 3 minutes “You are no more responsible for the state of your brain in this moment than you are for your height…thoughts simply arise in the mind. But the idea that we as conscious beings are…responsible for the characters of our minds, simply can’t be mapped onto reality.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s been said that when you want something the most, it’s the easiest opportunity for deception, because you’ll see what you want to see. And that’s the rub. Deceiving yourself is the worst of all lies, because it’s the one that you are required to teach to others. It’s cheating…
Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. Michael Ruse has an excellent piece called, “Is Rape Wrong on Andromeda: An Introduction to Extraterrestrial Evolution, Science, and Morality.” He goes through a thought experiment utilizing his own point of view. Let’s say that we start human evolution over again. Rewind it to the beginning and start out…
Reading Time: < 1 minute “There is no such thing as morally right or wrong. Individual human life is meaningless and without ultimate moral value. We need to face the fact that nihilism is true.” In making sense of atheism, I believe that Christians need to consider carefully the topics of (a) free will and…