Sunday, April 6, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Individuality, religion, repeatability, experiences, statistical oppression...


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-04-06]:

If you ask a religious person why he believes, it is very likely that he tells you he believes in God due to some personal experience he had. And it is also highly likely that we will be embarrassed to admit it. But why? Isn’t science based on empirical data as well? Isn’t religion the science of the person? Some would claim that science is not only based on empirical data but on empirical data that can be confirmed by others as well. Repeatability is the key difference. But wait a minute! The vast majority of the people believes in a religion, in the existence of a God! What makes us think so distorted? What makes us see white as black and black as white? The new religion of science is powerful. Simple prejudices. Simple lies. Ruling the world… 

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