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Fine Tuning Argument

Fine Tuning Argument

By: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  235 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

The popular fine-tuning argument posits that a sentient designer necessarily created the universe because so many factors must be set perfectly for our universe to exist (and to contain life)....
Glossolalia - 'Speaking in Tongues'

Glossolalia - 'Speaking in Tongues'

By: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  104 Comments  •  one month ago

There are some who are quite adept at producing utterances that sound like a genuine language; albeit utterances that nobody understands.   These people claim to be serving as a channel for the...
What is the Purpose of Life?

What is the Purpose of Life?

Via: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  157 Comments  •  one month ago

Brilliantly explained by Dr. Sean Carroll (one of the best physics teachers I have seen). This video weaves together many core concepts of physics in such a friendly, conceptual manner that you...
The Fine Line Between Stubbornness and Stupidity

The Fine Line Between Stubbornness and Stupidity

Via: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  13 Comments  •  one month ago

Stubbornness isn’t necessarily bad and can in fact be a virtue. Sometimes, as history has shown, people do the right thing by remaining steadfast to their beliefs. Take General Charles de Gaulle,...
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By: Groucho  •  Critical Thinkers  •  0 Comments  •  2 months ago

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Why do we believe things that aren't true?

Why do we believe things that aren't true?

Via: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  6 Comments  •  2 months ago

In summary, the speaker holds that human beings are not super great at holding mountains of detailed information.   Rather, we rely upon others as trusted sources.   In this way we 'know' far more...
How Long Would It Take To Travel To The Nearest Star?

How Long Would It Take To Travel To The Nearest Star?

Via: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  98 Comments  •  2 months ago

This is just an interesting article that gives one perspective on the inconceivably vast size of our known universe.
On Life and Free Will

On Life and Free Will

Via: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  135 Comments  •  2 months ago

Professor Sapolsky is a highly regarded hard core researcher and professor of neuroendocrinology at Stanford University. His latest book:  Behave (behavioral biology) is an incredible journey...
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