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  • The Dawkins Challenge

    06/14/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Catholic Things ^ | June 13, 2012 | William E. Carroll
    The noted atheist Richard Dawkins has been very active recently in his campaign to discredit religious belief, in particular Christianity, and Roman Catholicism has been a special target. He had a debate of sorts with Rowan Williams, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, and appeared on an Australian television program, “Q and A,” with Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney. His animus against Catholicism was also evident in a joint appearance with Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and fellow non-believer (as Krauss likes to be called), at the Australian National University. Krauss is the author of the much heralded, A Universe...
  • HUMINT: American Empiricist

    11/13/2007 3:49:45 PM PST · by humint · 108+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 31 October 2007 | humint
    Imperialism: any instance of aggressive extension of authority. Empiricism: an iterative approach that argues for study of events through observation and the formulation of new policy based on lessons learned. Locke | Hume | Aristotle | Archimedes | Plato | JeffersonHow long should the American People wait before they start taking foreign policy matters into their own hands? Indeed they already have! There is a domestic backlash against an absurd narrative that claims “the United States is an empire”. The United States is definitely not an empire, but few Americans are willing to state the obvious. Even fewer are willing...
  • Hume, Father of Postmodernism and Anti-rationalism—Part 2

    10/11/2007 4:49:16 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 9 replies · 381+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 10/11/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    Hume, Father of Postmodernism and Anti-rationalism—Part 2 by Reginald Firehammer Perversion of "Empiricism" Hume's reduction of ideas to nothing more than fuzzy remembered images of actual perceptions is wrongly called empiricism. John Locke is the father of true empiricism, which is nothing more than a denial of innate (or a priori) knowledge and philosophical rationalism (the belief that knowledge can be derived by reason alone without reference to the perceived world) and insistence that all knowledge is derived and based on conscious experience of the world. For Locke, the world we are conscious of is objectively real, and it is...