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TTA Podcast 294: Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism (with Aron Ra)…


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Date: August 16, 2019

01) TTA Podcast 294: Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism (with Aron Ra)


“Aron Ra has a new book based on his popular YouTube video series, “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism.” We talk to Aron about these falsehoods, and the new book.

Amazon link for FFoC book:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1634310780

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Would God Allow Kids To Get Cancer? Maybe…


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Date: August 04, 2019

01) Would God Allow Kids To Get Cancer? Maybe…


“The problem of evil is one of the most famous and powerful arguments against God’s existence, but it less famously comes in multiple forms.

In this video, Jon McCray, from the YouTube channel, ‘Whaddo You Meme??’ argues that it may be justifiable for a loving God to permit children getting cancer, in order to serve some greater good. I’m less than convinced.

Some philosophical notes:

1. There is a difference between an argument being deductive and being valid. All examples of deductive arguments I have given are valid (for simplicity of explanation). First characterisation of the logical problem of evil (‘I can’t think of a reason, therefore there is no reason’) is invalid, yet it is clear from the conclusion that he is attempting a deductive rather than an inductive argument. It is therefore an invalid deductive argument. The very point Jon is making is that the conclusion doesn’t follow from the premise, implying that it should do in order to be a good argument. If the conclusion must follow to make it a good argument, it is an attempt at deduction.

2. My use of the word ‘syllogism’ throughout this video is regrettable upon review. A syllogism is technically a formation of a valid deductive argument, not just any formation of any argument (which is how I was using it). If confused, replace my use of ‘syllogism’ with ‘specific version of an argument’.

J.L. Mackie, Evil and Omnipotence:
https://courses.edx.org/c4x/MITx/24.00x/asset/MackieonEvil.pdf

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Brian Dalton: That’s MISTER Deity to You!…


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Date: August 03, 2019

01) Brian Dalton: That’s MISTER Deity to You!


“Brian Dalton is a producer, satirist, and performer best known for his portrayal of Mr. Deity, a bumbling “God” whose literal interpretation of the Bible gets him into terrible trouble.

Brian joins Seth for an exploration into Mr Deity, The Way of the Mister video series, and Brian’s often hysterical responses to the videos of Prager U. Enjoy!”

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Hector Garcia: Violent Men, Violent Gods…


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Date: July 30, 2019

01) Hector Garcia: Violent Men, Violent Gods


“It’s no coincidence that the gods worshiped by humankind so often resemble (often violent and authoritarian) male primates.

Dr. Garcia, clinical psychologist, professor, and author of “Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression,” explains the connection.”

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Street Epistemology: Humans Are a Form of Alien…


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Date: 30, 2019

01) Humans Are a Form of Alien – Luna | Street Epistemology


“Luna believes humans came from an alien “energy”.”

However silly this interview may be…I think she has a good point, regarding perception.

It’s not that it makes something outside of yourself automatically true…but cultural perceptions are fluid…And a lot of how we relate to things [Do we see it as good, bad or indifferent?], depends on cultural perception.

Cultural perception is so fluid, in fact…that words and concepts typically get forgotten over time…and left behind.

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