Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest - View Single Post - Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, study finds
View Single Post
Old August 23rd, 2013, 09:44 AM   #184
Ebs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: MI
Posts: 3,357
iTrader: (8)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikesova View Post

A. I do not believe it will rain, I do not believe it will not rain.

...

Again, I find withholding belief until suitable evidence is presented, the best scenario for me.

Okay, fair enough, however...

If you include my added second part to the statement, that would seem more complete and accurate, to me, of your statement of withholding until more information becomes available.


Quote:
I'm sorry, but I see the answer of "I don't know" to the question "Do you believe _______" as a cop out. I didn't ask if you know or not, I asked if you believed. If you don't have enough information to know something, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't believe it, either.
And this is where I disagree. If my belief system is based on empirical evidence, then what is known and what I believe are the same thing. If you dismiss one theory due to lack of evidence, you must dismiss all theories due to lack of evidence, because if we had the evidence to back up any of the theories this wouldn't even be a debatable issue.

Last edited by Ebs; August 23rd, 2013 at 09:49 AM.
Ebs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.06573 seconds with 20 queries