Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

An extract for someone I know to illustrate some content from Dr Craig & that is likely interesting to others also.

Some of this is “heavier philosophy”, but I find the way of thinking fascinating somehow – mostly in matters more relevant to normal life than ‘intentionality’, discussed here. This is likely because philosophy is really something that everyone “tries their hand at”, without realizing they do & even the most educated in other professions make basic mistake in reasoning & logic that just exposes a basic deficiency in their ability to reason things through … and what is a more basic requirement for educators & “opinion makers” of the “class of fame” of Richard Dawkins and the like. If they are found out failing in logical & reasoning capability, how can we take them seriously?

Dawkins actually made a famous error of the same kind – maybe depending on who you ask. The issue was confusing mechanism & agency in the very famous God Delusion Debate with John Lennox.

Reasonable Faith Podcast – Objections to the Ontological Argument. Listen to full audio here.

debateAround 15,000 people watched the live debate between William Lane Craig and Alex Rosenberg on “Is Faith in God Reasonable?”. View number, as of this writing, sits around 26000. The debate, hosted at Purdue University, was watched online live around the world with all 50 states represented and over 60 countries and the conversation trended (top spot for a few hours) on Twitter (#GODdebate).

A potential spoiler, or something to attract your attention more… post debate voting about the best argument was 4-2 by the formal panel, 1390-303 by the audience, 734-59 online. You can watch & guess which side got the mentioned votes. Also note the bottom of this post after you watched. (more…)

Yes, now pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs are “disabled” & can get paid for it!!! But that’s not all, pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists and sadomasochists are also in on the “disability” fiasco. Note the blog subtitle “observing wordly wisdom unravel” – observe it & think about it.

ATHENS (AP) — Disability groups in Greece expressed anger on Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs.

The National Confederation of Disabled People, calling the action “incomprehensible,” said that pedophiles could be eligible for a higher disability pay than some people who had received organ transplants.

The Labor Ministry said the categories added to the expanded list — that also includes pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists and sadomasochists — were included for purposes of medical assessment and used as a gauge for allocating financial assistance.

But leader of the disability group, Yiannis Vardakastanis, who is blind, warned that the new list could create difficulties for disabled Greeks who are already facing benefit cuts because of the financial crisis.

“What’s happened is incomprehensible,” he said. “I think there is some big mistake. The ministry should have a different policy on disability. The list contains major changes to disability quotients, which could effectively remove many people from access to benefits.”

The new list gives pyromaniacs and pedophiles disability pay up to 35 percent, compared to 80 percent for heart transplant recipients.

Source: NY Times

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