Jesus, the Easter Bunny & other Delusions: Just say No!

In this talk, sponsored by CFI and the Alliance of Happy Atheists! at the University of Oregon, Dr. Boghossian argues that faith-based processes are unreliable and unlikely to lead one to the truth. Since our goal as knowers is to have more true beliefs than false ones, faith, as a process for getting to the truth, should be abandoned in favor of other, more reliable processes.

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  • Dan Robinson

    Mainly preaching to the choir, though he did have a good answer to one of my questions. Yes, there could be higher realities than what we presently seem to experience, but there are so many other possibilities that any one, such as Heaven, fades into insignificance. But then if we consider all the other possibilities together, it begins to appear that things are not as they seem. Therefore I tend to also be a skeptic when I hear about aspects of quantum physics, dark matter, dark energy and string theory, based on long strings of assumptions, sometimes contradictory. Some cosmology seems not much more believable than theology. It comes down to, there are many things we just don't know and we should admit it.

    April 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hummm...depends on what you were expecting. Was a pretty basic discussion as far as faith vs. evidence as a way to achieve truth. I think it would be great for the "unconverted" who have had little exposure to science or critical thinking.

    April 29, 2012

  • Victoria

    Great evening! It was nice to have the young AHA's and CfIers together. The diversity of ages improved the event.

    April 29, 2012

  • Tim Wtfhax

    "Lillis Business Compley"

    Is this meant to be "Lillis Business Complex"? :-P

    April 28, 2012

  • SylviaB

    One of the comments shows my description wasn't clear. This is NOT a discussion of what Boghossian doesn't believe, it's a talk about which thinking processes do and do not work. Professor Boghossian teaches critical thinking at PSU.

    April 6, 2012

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