Junaman thread – Empiricism vs. Rationalism – Pt 5

The formatting always gets lost in translation… even with html. Bleh.

The tags are a good indicator of what this thread’s about (maybe will work on a summary later).

A: It’s fine, I suppose. But the longer it takes, the more disingenuous your pursuit of “exposing incompetence”, as it were, will look (recent post(s) nonwithstanding).

J: You put a bit much weight on a tagline…

That’s not just a tagline… it’s also the title of your blog.

…How is this conversation exposing incompetence.

Well, that one should be obvious. The incompetence comes in the form of dogmaticism regarding the “ultimate truth” of science, which is implied from your For Christians page.

The real incompetence is not whether you believe in a god [or not], but what you use that belief for, what objective you try to achieve with that belief.

I can agree if you’re referring to “amoralism”, e.g. in the case of Hitler and Bush. I don’t think proselytising necessarily bring you to the same conclusion.

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End of the World Poll

(Note: Sorry if you couldn’t read this properly. If you click here and scroll to the bottom, you should be able to read the whole question and available answers.)

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We Must Preserve The Earth’s Dwindling Resources For My Five Children

I know I haven’t posted in a very, very long time. My apologies. In truth, I’ve been circling around it like a vulture, trying to figure out what to do with it. However, that doesn’t change the fact that we are quickly changing this place to a hell-on-earth, Malthus-style.

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