Blaise Pascal, philosopher, scientist, mathematician and probability theorist (1623-1662), came up with a now famous reason for being a believer. It goes something like this: If God exists, then the believers are quids in, they go to heaven and the non believers loose out – hence only believers win in this scenario. If God does … Read more Whats wrong with Pascals Wager?
What is truly scary these days is that some mainstream medics buy into a lot of unproven woo alternative medicine. When you seek medical care, would you really what to be given something that has never been proven to work? So how can you keep your finger on the pulse and check up on anything … Read more How to Find Science Based Medicine
Source: New York Times — Aug 6, 2010 Two research reports published Friday offer novel approaches to the age-old dream of regenerating the body from its own cells. By inactivating two genes that work to suppress tumors, a research group at Stanford University got mouse muscle cells to revert to a younger state, start dividing and … Read more Regeneration
Back in the days when I was a believer in all sort of stuff I well remember one argument I personally used was that Atheism was just another form of belief. I was not alone in thinking like this, its a very common argument (amongst believers) and I recently came across it once again during … Read more Is Atheism a Belief?
This is very controversial for some. It is also very difficult to tackle without it sounding like a bit of a rant no matter what position you take, so instead of the more traditional approach of outlining lots of issues, I’ll strip away all the religious words and come up with a basic and simple … Read more Is the Core Christian Message true?
Is there anything that a 14th century Franciscan Theologian called William of Ockham can teach us today? Why yes, there is indeed. The Latin phrase “entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitate” is attributed to him. Its a deeply profound and very significant saying that translates as “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity”. What this … Read more A close shave with Occam’s Razor