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Skepticism and the Multiplication of Probabilities – Part 1

K-Dog said...How many premises are there in your argument, jeesh? Are you aware that even if there are only 5 premises in your argument, and we grant them an .8 likelihood, that your conclusion is only .33 likely to be true! I am guessing that your argument is even longer though which makes it all the more improbable.January 19, 2012 3:24:00 PM CST===============I agree with the underlying principle in K-Dog’s comment: skepticism is a two-edged sword that cuts away at both the beliefs with which … [Read more...]

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Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus – Part 15

I have gathered, selected, and edited many of the quotations from my own comments on the previous post in this series...The Fourth Gospel plays an important role in determining the probability of the claim that Jesus died on the cross. Two of the key injuries allegedly inflicted upon Jesus are documented only in the Fourth Gospel:1. Jesus' hands and feet were nailed to the cross.2. Jesus was stabbed in the chest with a spear while on the cross.Marcus Borg, a leading Jesus scholar and member of … [Read more...]