Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Limitations of Reason are Designed for Trust

If the metaphysical comfort of Christianity cashes out only as having the epistemological consistency that comes from believing in God, then most of Christianity becomes superfluous and unnecessary. The rest of Christianity becomes additional unattached ritualistic beliefs. They do not add to the value of belief in a philosopher god. God can be a black-box! But, we need more than

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The Brain is Like a Computer.

“Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.” – Thomas Nagel What is at the heart of Nagel’s dislike? Is it that you cannot be benefited by a comparison that is intrinsic

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I am tempted to say my heritage is trash. I am the product of a long line of poor pioneers and low men. I do not come from noble stock. My ancestors did no great deeds. They did not build civilization in any noteworthy way; they farmed and mined and stole horses and owned slaves. They were the worker ants,

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