About Jasper

The vertebrate is a software engineer, and spends too much time thinking about a narrow set of topics.

Where I prove that Evolution is true, badly

Now, I previously stated I wasn’t really going to defend evolution anymore, until the person I’m talking to has a foundational grasp of a functional epistemology. I’m still not doing that, here. I heard a suggestion that if theists find logical fallacy-laden arguments convincing, that we should adopt that approach. I’ll take a crack at [Read More...]

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I don’t think I’m doing Evolution anymore.

In a previous post, a commenter left a very helpful comment. There is more proof God exists than not….. [Read more...]

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Skepticism Destroyed my Childhood Memories

I grew up with a show called “Unsolved Mysteries”. The music and presentation to it is nostalgic to me. In a moment of weakness, I hopped online and grabbed a DVD set that’s all UFO-related episodes. That was a thing within my family’s interests. [Read more...]

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Argument from “Yeah but it’s impertinent to ask God to show himself”

I had, as I do, pointed out that many people falsely think that evidence is any data that’s consistent with their claim. There’s a lot more to it than that… but someone took issue, and decided to slug a quote at me, from someone who thinks people like me are being silly for wanting evidence [Read More...]

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We’re back.

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Death Denial

Recently, my sister had to euthanize one of her dogs, and has been difficult for her to deal with. We’ve all seen different peoples’ attempts to console, but there’s one type in particular that irks me. [Read more...]

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Intuitions of Disbelief

I’ve ran into numerous arguments, in favor of believing in a god, that have been downright baffling. That’s not unusual. One topic I’ve been pondering larely, is the underlying “common sense” or intuitive level thinking that goes into creating or accepting these arguments… in particular, why I might accept or reject a claim on an intuitive [Read More...]

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Your Saturday Morning Disgust

I haven’t posted much lately. My life has been work, Eve, work, Eve, work. This morning, though, I found myself appalled at even some people I know. [Read more...]

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Are you sure it’s a kangaroo? How do you know?

Suppose that you, and your fellow travelers decide to explore a new land. You discover a creature: “Kangaroo and joey03” by Taken by fir0002 | flagstaffotos.com.au Canon 20D + Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L – Own work. Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Commons. [Read more...]

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Why are you quoting Bible verses at me?

Whenever we encounter an entrenched Christian, the inevitable invariably happens… Bible quotes. [Read more...]

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