Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Interesting article, and one that I'd broadly agree with. Even if individual scientists can become dogmatic regarding 'pet' theories, science as a whole will eventually adopt a more correct theory, even if it does take a while (I think plate tectonics is one of the best examples of this - the geologists of the day largely shouted it down, but it has become *the* unifying theory for explaining so much of terrestial geography).

Good example. I think the scientific community is wide and complex enough that competing interests serve as a strong source of innovation between old and new theories. There's nothing worse than your academic rival producing a better, more accurate theory than your own! A great big competition, evolution of the fittest (as in the way theories predict data that fit the results...) *ramble ramble*

Thanks for the comment :-)

Experience the Ilusion of God

4.That we can stimulate parts of the brain and induce mystical and spiritual experiences in people means that such experiences are explained by the neurological sciences whether or not there is actually a 'spiritual realm'.

How were these experimental experiences produced? Were they chemically induced? If so, how do you explain for people having these experiences just out of the blue, coming upon them randomly.......I have had a few experiences where I felt God was communicating with me which just came upon me suddenly......I wasn't even thinking about God, nor praying or any such time I was reading; another time I was in a restaurant having a meal. The only thing I can say about the experiences is that they appeared not to come from myself, not something that I could have possible does the brain suddenly create these "illusions"? Please respond to me by

I like your site.

I like your site, I agree with a lot of the things you said, you're very logical. I especially liked your article on conforming with normal ideas. I think it's stupid how people always agree with the general opinion. It's pretty ironic that there are people who disagree with normal ideas. They disagree just to be rebels, but in doing so they're just as controlled by it as the normal people! I always think about things very logically, with little bias. I did notice quite a bit of bias, though. Especially the common references to Satanism. And saying that "some people have otherworldly superstitious ideas" and that sort of thing. I'm not exactly the most religious person, and I don't know anything about Satanism, but the bias is pretty clear.(I'm agnostic, by the way. For creationism, where did God come from? "He's always been there" doesn't explain anything. And for evolution, where did the very first little cell come from? A bunch of atoms didn't just randomly fall in the right place and spring to life.) I still haven't finished reading through it yet. Man, I've been thinking a lot of the things on this site for quite some time now. Normal people, though I like them, sort of frustrate me sometimes. I also really liked your page on opposites. I always break down sayings like that. For instance, "I could care less" means you have to actually care at least a little bit! And if it "goes without saying" then you don't need to say "it goes without saying." Those are just a couple. When I try to tell other people about this stuff, they just pretty much ignore it. I have never went into this stuff as in-depth as you did, though. Keep writing, I'll keep reading!

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