Tag: Philosophy

Issues With Agnostic Atheism

I’m an atheist, I believe gods do not exist, though atheism is polysemous so not all atheists use it that way and I want to address a term some atheists use known as agnostic atheism. This article is the written form of the video, so, if you prefer to watch, please check the below: Agnostic atheism is a term popularised on the internet, though does have roots much older than the internet, and whilst linguistically valid, poses a number of......

Retry, Renew, Resume

Idea by Kristyn, art by AI. I came up with the idea for this comic back when I first started making them, but didn’t have the skill to draw what I wanted. Ironically, I started drawing it several times, and binned what I had done, so this is the replacement. If you like our comics, we think you’ll love our YouTube Channel!...

Discussions and The Burden of Proof

This is the audio version of the recent YouTube Video An Article version can also be found at: Discussions and The Burden of Proof...

Discussions and The Burden of Proof

One of the problems with contemporary social media discourse is jumping around and ahead in the conversation, misusing terms, axioms, and similar and not taking the time to actually have a discussion and understand what the other person is saying. We are too quick to judge people based on the group we think they belong to and forget to appreciate the nuance between positions. A Christian is judged by how we judge all Christians based on previous experiences with Christians.......

Me and the Skeptic and Atheist Community

Introduction A little while ago Shannon Q released a video of her speech from Better 2022.  Better is a conference organised by The Atheist Network Group, or TANG for short. The title of the video, and I’m assuming the speech also, is ‘Are you in the “Atheist Community”?’. Are you not already subscribed to Shannon Q’s channel? I highly recommend rectifying that by immediately subscribing to her channel if not! The speech itself is very interesting and covers lots of......

Epistemic Humility (Better Scepticism 1)

Introduction They say you should write about what you know. Seeing as I know nothing though, I thought a good place to start would be a guide to better scepticism. By scepticism here I mean scepticism in the sense that most in the sceptic community use the term. Rather than in the sense of Radical Scepticism. So, something closer to applying confidence to claims than to doubting that knowledge is even possible. Articles, and videos, in the series will discuss......

The Gumball Analogy

Introduction You are presented with a jar full of gumballs.  There are no broken gumballs inside the jar, they are all whole gumballs.  Most sceptics and atheists will have heard the Gumball Analogy already.  It’s a pretty common analogy used by sceptics and atheists who have discussions on places like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.  Fans of The Atheist Experience will certainly recognise it, as it’s an argument created, used, and popularised by Matt Dillahunty.  Though I have also had people......

If There’s No Evidence, It Doesn’t Exist

Introduction There’s an argument that I have seen pop up a lot over the last few years from my fellow atheists and sceptics.  It’s an argument that I think needs to be addressed, for several reasons.  Among these reasons are that it shows bad epistemology, bad reasoning, and bad logic.  The argument also shows bad scepticism.  Something that I would hope that most sceptics would want to avoid.  So, what is the argument? That argument is that something does not......

Confused Claims, Contradictions and Incoherence

Confusion is rife on the internet, especially on places like Twitter where people seem more interested in “beating” the last tweet in a discussion than maintaining a coherent thought process. Many of us atheists might think these contradictions might be limited to god claims, holy books, and fundamentalists but that is far from the case. Recently I’ve had some conversations with people that whilst I might not agree with their individual statements they could be valid on their own, however,......

Why Should We Choose Our Language Carefully?

Language is a tool for imparting ideas and desires to one another. A living language like English has so many twists and turns in with many words not only being polysemous but also being used in a metaphorically descriptive way rather than relating to any normative use. If you were to tell me the traffic was crazy today, I wouldn’t think for a moment you had been giving it a psychological evaluation. Even if you told me your child was......