Re: Religion kills
- On 4 Aug 2008, at 21:59, Jon Louis Mann wrote:
>> A subtle flaw in your reasoning is that you have to first
>> pick a
>> morality system by which to judge the others.
>> Relativism Maru
>> William T Goodall
> what is your morality system, william?
William T Goodall
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> From: brin-l-bounces@... [mailto:brin-l-bounces@...] On
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> To: 'Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion'
> Subject: Ideology
> I think that, while I have quibbles with your first statement, Agreed withThis is partway through the message, up to the point where I establish that
> your second (while adding a parallel), we have our strongest differences
> here. I like reason; it allows me to connect the dots and is a tool to
> where I contradict myself. But, reason, by itself, only allows one to do
> things like prove theorems from axioms. It can show that a set of axioms
> contain contradiction (e.g. when you can both prove A and ~A from a set of
> There are thousands of theories of physics out there, produced by hard
> working professional theoretical physicists. Most, I would say, are
> reasonable. They have internal consistency, and argue logically from A to
> to C, etc. But, only one of many candidate can model observations:
we need something other than just reason to make decisions. I accidentally
hit save instead of save draft, sorry. More to come when I can do it.