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Comment: Re:read some actual philosophy (Score 1) 912

by RespekMyAthorati (#47906191) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk
From the NPR article:

Noe received his PhD from Harvard in 1995 and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley,
where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media.
He previously was a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
He has been philosopher-in-residence with The Forsythe Company and has recently begun a
performative-lecture collaboration with Deborah Hay.
Noà is a 2012 recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Which illustrates the pathetic state of academic philosophy.

Comment: Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (Score 1) 912

by RespekMyAthorati (#47906059) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

If you tell me something that's true, but you can't be bothered to try persuading me of it, shall I flatly refuse to believe it?

Yes, but not believing that the assertion is true, does not mean that you believe it to be false.
It just means that, for the moment, you must reserve judgement.

Regardless of the idea's underlying merit?

Who says the idea has any underlying merit? And why?

Comment: Re:No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (Score 1) 912

by RespekMyAthorati (#47905495) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

I meet so many people claiming to be atheist who say god doesn't exist and then attempt to impress that belief onto you by citing where they think science proves religion unnecessary because they found natural ways to understand nature without the need of a creator or God.

FTFY
Once again, there has never been a more apt username than yours.

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." -- Albert Einstein

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