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Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by Steve Zara

This is the thing about the faithful like Skinner. They have doubt, but they are wearing it backwards. We rationalists have doubts about the very big things: how the universe began for example. We are more sure about the smaller aspects of life, such as that we are made of atoms and that life isn't some miraculous spark. The Faithful do it the other way around. They have strange confidence in how things got started, but will frown on any attempt by a biologist to suggest that they are just material beings.

So, I say this to Skinner - "Doubt - you are doing it wrong! It fits better the other way!"

Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:13:02 UTC | #871991