Analytic-synthetic distinction between Maths and Science

This blog post is originally my comment on https://coelsblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/the-roots-of-empiricism-humes-fork-and-the-divide-between-knowledge-by-observation-and-by-reason/ Hi Coel, In response to the following: <quote>This process tests the physics, but it also tests the maths and the logic. If the maths and the logic did not hold in the real world then the prediction would turn out false. By that process we arrive … Continue reading Analytic-synthetic distinction between Maths and Science

Why political / religious controversies abound (also, why should the bible be 100% true?)

Political / religious¬†issues are often incredibly complex, and we ought to be careful to avoid oversimplifying matters. People who are strongly for or against some political / religious view¬†generally neglect the fact that their entire argument rests on many assumptions whose factuality (or necessity) they have not even begun to examine. I.e. there are assumptions … Continue reading Why political / religious controversies abound (also, why should the bible be 100% true?)

Why religion is so full of ****

Religion is filled with all kinds of absurdities. People string a bunch of words together and pretend they actually understand what they’re saying. But because there is no objective test for whether they really understand what they’re talking about, they tend to get away with saying all kinds of things. It’s because religious concepts are … Continue reading Why religion is so full of ****