Monthly Archives: September 2014

Science as Religion

I spoke with a friend this weekend who expressed that Richard Dawkins gives him the impression of advancing science as a religion. My knee-jerk reaction was that I have read and heard enough Dawkins to know that he tries very hard to

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The Liar Class

I have always been an honest person. My commitment to honesty was further bolstered a year or so ago when I read Lying (on audiobook). I now can say that I will only lie (deliberately deceive someone when they reasonably expect

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Parsimony

I had a brief but profound thought today about Occam’s Razor: its application can be deferred. Normally, the razor is applied to find the best hypothesis to agree upon before engaging in conversation about it. Unfortunately, some disagreements are not readily resolved until

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