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← Faith: A Barrier to Rational Thought (Podcast)

Zeuglodon's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Zeuglodon

Peter Boghossian says so much I can agree with, and hearing him speak so straightforwardly is like a breath of fresh air. I particularly liked the way he handled the "faith in spouse" and "grandma's hat" points, but it was all enjoyable and fascinating. I'd probably disagree with him on the point that "everyone could be de-deluded", but some data on this point would be great.

I also liked his point about faith being self-defeating.

I have faith in X. (No evidence comes for X). I still have faith in X.

OR

I have faith in X. X turns out to be true based on observation and evidence. See, faith was right!

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:42:42 UTC | #936244