So, this is where I keep my current thinking: links to posts…
Contingency of Knowledge – I’m an atheist who is an atheist as a consequence of where science leads me – my atheism is a working conclusion rather than a presupposition, and certainly not a faith. I’m occasionally asked how I get to that point, so this is where it starts.
Human Fallibility – I’ve arrived at the point where my working model is that we think with our minds and we have senses to sense the natural world. But on closer examination, by our minds, these senses appear to be fallible.
Confirmation Bias – Confirmation bias is such a tricky one that it requires persistent vigilance.
Stating the Obvious – If the answers to our questions at the edges of our understanding were obvious, we wouldn’t be debating them.
Philosopher Stephen Law Doesn’t Get Science – Stephen Law debates chemist Peter Atkins. I think Peter can teach Stephen some philosophy.
The Depth of Empiricism – Philosophers don’t get that empiricism rules – OK.
Thought v Experience – Putting thought (reason) and experience into perspective and challenging the primacy of thought as a way of acquiring knowledge.
Ontological Determinism, Epistemological Indeterminism, Laplace’s Demon – Some thoughts on how these fit together as a simple model of the universe, and why we have to get over our fear of determinism, whether it pertains or not.
Re-running The Universe: Determinism, Indeterminism, Quantum Stuff – Comparing re-runs of the universe.
A View of Science: Lawrence Krauss on Cosmic Connections – How to think about science.
Plantinga, Law, Coyne: Theology, Philosophy, Science – More on the comparison between these ‘ways of thinking’ (as opposed to ‘ways of knowing).
Ideas, Concepts, Thoughts – Physical Instantiation In Brains – What are concepts made of?
The Primacy of Thought – Why do we think that thinking is superior to experience in knowledge acquisition?