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An in depth comparison of theism and atheism

Namely, Jodi Foster in Contact and the man innocent of a crime despite evidence to the contrary. Kip July 2, 2010 at 7: Namely, Jodi Foster in Contact… I always disliked that ending.

Josh July 2, 2010 at 7: Of course, there was evidence that something was amiss, but this evidence was deliberately hidden from her!

An in depth comparison of theism and atheism

The innocent man is another weird one. If there were tons of evidence pointing to my guilt and I was convinced I was innocent… I would start thinking I was guilty, because, damn, at some point the only other option seems to be a massive conspiracy.

Martin July 2, 2010 at 8: But in the absence of a defeater, a person is justified in allowing internal knowledge to trump external evidence. None of those pieces of evidence are defeaters for the stronger knowledge I have that my own memories are reliable and I know myself pretty well. IMV it gets hypothetical imperatives wrong but maybe I am mistaken — tell me what you think. I worry about threads going off-topic from the OP, but this seems to happen all the time here e.

Theism and Atheism: Where is the Gap?

Kip July 2, 2010 at 9: The more likely explanation is that she had a very lucid dream since we know those happen a lot. It seems to me that a major difference between theists and skeptics is that skeptics [try to] discount personal experiences even their ownwhile theists give them much credit.

The scientific method is such because we know that our own experiences are fallible. A single experience is not sufficient evidence to warrant when that experience contradicts lots of other things we know.

Martin July 2, 2010 at 9: In this specific case the capsule went through a wormhole and thus already constitutes serious warping of spacetime.

  1. The scientific method is such because we know that our own experiences are fallible.
  2. The primary difference between Atheism and Theism is the fact that theism is the belief in the existence of God, whereas Atheism is the belief in the non-existence of God. As atheists and theists differ primarily regarding belief, we beliefs in explaining differences between the two conditions eg, it is possible.
  3. In China, for example, monotheism never developed but various forms of atheism did. Martin July 2, 2010 at 8.
  4. His ideas gave rise to deism, or the view of God as a cosmic watchmaker who designed the universe and then left it alone to unwind according to its own laws. As atheists and theists differ primarily regarding belief, we beliefs in explaining differences between the two conditions eg, it is possible.

It may not be as obviously a defeater as it would be in every day life. Andy Walters July 2, 2010 at 9: I am also reviewing R. In general though, are you a desirist or what?