How Much Should We Care What the Founding Fathers Thought About Anything?
score: -5 (9 votes) ·
Scalia is a complete hypocrite and it amazes me
how many people think he is a rational jurist.
He wrote a book on how lawyers can persuade
judges depending how they dress, talk, act, etc.
If Scalia really just based his arguments on what
the constitution says, only the logic of a lawyer's
arguments should matter. I suggest that Scalia be
blindfolded when hearing case on the Supreme Court
so he can better control his prejudices.
That Magical Click
score: 0 (3 votes) ·
Whether something seems "reasonable" or "implausible"
can depend on how one's brain happens to be wired,
perhaps due to a stroke, mental illness, or even just genetics.
As your former blog post about
the human brain can come to
some silly conclusions with the input it's given.
How do you know if what "clicks" for you matches reality
or is due to a faulty circuit?
Personally I require evidence and
I'll sign up for cryonics when the first dead
mouse is brought back to life after dying and being frozen.
People believe in all sorts of things because they seem "reasonable".
How do you account for the fact that about 10% of top scientists
(Nobel Prize winners, members of National Academy of Science, etc)
belief in god? By comparison for the same group, I wonder what
the percentage is who believe in cryonics?
Absolute denial for atheists
score: -1 (1 votes) ·
The earth's climate has gone through many large changes in the
past and it is natural for it to continue to do so in the future
and there is no reason these changes should be for the benefit
of the human species.