Re: [skeptics-182] Truth Decay

From: Terry
Sent on: Monday, January 18, 2010 10:09 PM
I just think that humans tend to be romantic rather than rational.  it sounds nice, but that's about it.



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From: Bob <[address removed]>
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Subject: Re: [skeptics-182] Truth Decay

Lol - you keep on believing Bill...nothing wrong with that! 
 
Me, I'll keep on not believing. I need no such artifice on which to base my enjoyment of the day, of life, or of wonderfulness in general. To me, life is a much more wondrous thing once I realize just how random the universe is. Life is much more precious when I understand that this one life is all I get. The necessity to "do good" is more immediate when I know there is nothing else watching out to take up the slack should I falter. 
 
But, I can understand the opposing viewpoint. 
 
Happy Monday, 
 
Bob Johnson 
Hillsborough, NC 
 
 
Bill Hardin wrote: 
> I find it rather humorous. 
> One person will say that they believe in God or a higher power as the first cause and the absolute truth that impacts all other truth. Then another person who does not believe in God or a higher power will proclaim that there is no such thing as absolute truth! - to which those listening - ask: What about that statement? 

> For me, today was a beautiful day and I have a hard time believing that the air I breathe, the sunsets I enjoy, the change of the seasosn and so many other specifics are the result of time and chance. So, I accept God as the creator and sustainer of the universe and humanity. I can't even toss a coin and get it to come up 8 heads out 10 tosses. Granted I don't keep trying - I am unwilling to put in the time. > -- 
> Bill Hardin 
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> ---- Bob <[address removed]> wrote: > >> I have to wonder what this absolute truth is. I don't think society, in >> general, is any more inclined to ignore scientific fact than it was a >> generation or two ago; in fact, I suspect its getting marginally >> better. Sure, the woo claimants may be more vocal, or may be easier to >> find (or for them to find us) because of 21st century communications, >> but overall I believe society is better educated and more able to think >> critically than in the past. 
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>> At least the high school kids I meet these days are far more skilled at >> critical thinking and far less woo-prone than those I met when I was in >> high school 25 years ago! 
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>> Bob Johnson 
>> Hillsborough, NC 
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>> Bill Hardin wrote: 
>> >>> What percent of my skepticism is attributable to truth decay? Truth decay is our culture?s move away from absolute truth. Perhaps my truth decay has allowed me to establish ?my own truth? and this stance has allowed me to justify my continued skepticism. 
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