Fresh AiR – Season 1 – A Different Lens

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Hello, and welcome to Fresh AiR! – I’m Joe… Words you will have heard a few times if you have already started listening to season one. What is Fresh AiR? ‘Fresh AiR’ is a podcast, hosted by Joe, Martijn and Dave. It is part of Answers in Reason but hopes … Continue reading

Statistics – The Statistical Improbability of You

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Alan has already debunked “The mathematical Impossibility of evolution” but I thought I would explain a little bit about statistics. Or rather than explain; I thought providing examples of statistics in order to help you increase your understanding.  The Statistical Chance of You The statistical chance of you existing is … Continue reading

Common Creationist Misconceptions – Humans, Science and Faith

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In today’s society of theists you tend to find you have those who are rather liberal in their attitude to their holy book. They take it as a metaphor, understand it is dated, written by humans, imperfect, and lean on the good examples it provides. The other is the fundamentalists, … Continue reading

Pro-Choice does not mean Pro-Abortion

Pro Choice does not mean Pro Abortion

Abortion is a very sensitive topic with a lot of high charged emotions flying about. If you remove the emotional element it is easy to see either sides point, but there are a few things that should be cleared up from either perspective. Pro-Choice does not mean Pro-Abortion There seems … Continue reading

Confirmation Bias: Fanboys, Fundamentalists, Conspiracy Theorists and our Tribal Nature

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Fanboys, Fundamentalists, and Conspiracy theorists are the prime users of Confirmation Bias. In fact, everyone at some point has operated using confirmation bias based on their cognitive biases, but in most circumstances, you could drop them in to one of the above categories. So let’s start with some definitions of … Continue reading

Conflated and Misunderstood Terms Volume 1: Evolution

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Conflated and Misunderstood Terms There are a number of conflated and misunderstood terms floating about the internet. Some of these terms are colloquialisms, others are just a misunderstanding, while the bulk used have been taught erroneously to further an agenda. Communication is a very important thing. If we cannot interact … Continue reading

Why Anti-Vaxxers are Right!

Anti-Vaxxers Know they are right

Anti-Vaxxers are Right! Vaccinations are bad! Stop persecuting diseases! All biological life matters! The less one is educated or the lower one’s intelligence is, the more easily one could be swayed by emotions and terrified by facts. This fear of the facts creates an aversion to them and strengthens belief … Continue reading

The Evolution Of Evolution – From Darwin To Modern Synthesis

Why arguing against Darwinian Evolution is pointless! In my experience the anti-evolution movement loves to spout vitriol at Darwin and his theory. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to explain to opponents in debate that the theory of evolution has not just been Darwinian for around … Continue reading

Much Ado About “Nothing” – A universe from an observed spontaneous occurrence!!

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Something from perceived nothing   The debate on what “nothing” is rages on. Philosophers and physicists lock horns against each other, and then there is also in camp arguing between the physicists and of course between the philosophers. The experts cannot seem to agree. So what is the problem? It … Continue reading

Morality, meaning and values- how evolution explains everything

This article examines how evolution explains not just our physical characteristics, but also the areas that traditionally have been seen as unexplained by science- such as morality, meaning and values. It goes on the explain how evolution explains religion, souls, gods and is even evident in the bible. Part 1- … Continue reading