Author: Andres Vargas

Debunking psdeudoscience

The problem of debating without knowing what the f*** the position of your opponent is. 

Have you ever debated with someone who says “you Atheists believe we came from a monkey…” or “it’s you who believe this or that”?
Knowing what your opponent thinks or what his/her points are should be the basis of every debate for it to have some merit.

Mob behavior and the feeling of being right

People don’t want to understand, people want to feel they are right. Disagreeing online has become a dangerous thing to do, the internalization of beliefs and the fanatization of those who hold said beliefs puts an end to rationality and opens the door for visceral discussions. “Attacking my beliefs is attacking me, as I am…
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Get them before they think and they’ll be here for life.

Child indoctrination, the triumphant strategy to spread a religion After a brief discussion on gay rights I said to a Catholic acquaintance of mine that if that form of bigotry in which they deny the same rights to a certain group of people is their humanist approach, then I was happy not to be part…
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The David Wolfe Formula to social media success

You probably have a contact among your Facebook friends that has shared some of Wolfe’s content, as some of it is quite interesting for people who don’t follow fan pages specialized in science and technology, it could be a post about a weather-proof bag, camping equipment made with top-notch technology, a quote, a motivational unfunded…
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Trust: Authority and Abuse of Power

Originally published on www.answers-in-reason.com Jan 2016 Trusting people is embedded in us from birth. We trust our parents to do everything for us. They are the definitive authority on EVERYTHING. As we grow older we are taught to respect our elders and to listen to our teachers. Everyone seems to be in a category of…
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Logic, And Why God Isn’t The Answer

Originally published by our friends at www.answers-in-reason.com Jan 10 2016 I have come across many different types of believers in my time. Those that believe because of Indoctrination, those that believe because of fear, those that believe because of personal experiences, and many more. But the one thing that I struggle with understanding more than any…
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Trust: Authority and Abuse of Power

Originally published Jan 14 2016 on www.answers-in-reason.com Trusting people is embedded in us from birth. We trust our parents to do everything for us. They are the definitive authority on EVERYTHING. As we grow older we are taught to respect our elders and to listen to our teachers. Everyone seems to be in a category…
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Debunking Summary of Scientific Evidence for Creation (Part I & II) Duane Gish, Ph.D.

Originally published at www.answers-in-reason.com Jan 2016 I do dislike sharing links from such sites as www.icr.org and www.answersingenesis.org but for the purposes of this, and the debunking other articles, it is unfortunately unavoidable. The article I would like to address in this article is http://www.icr.org/article/summary-scientific-evidence-for-creation/ I guess firstly I should introduce you to Duane Tolbert Gish,…
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The Hamza Tzortiz handbrake u-turn on scientific miracles in quran

The Hamza Tzortiz handbrake u-turn on scientific miracles in quran Originally published on www.answers-in-reason.com March 2016   I was more than shocked having recently read Hamza Tzortiz’s essay stating: Regrettably, the scientific miracles narrative has become an intellectual embarrassment for Muslim apologists, including myself. Full paper can be read by clicking here I take my hat off…
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La religiosidad, consecuencia evolutiva.

La religiosidad, consecuencia evolutiva.   Los humanos somos criaturas capaces de encontrar patrones en el ambiente que nos rodea, pues nuestros cerebros han evolucionado de esta manera, siendo aquellos que encontraban significado a lo que estaba al alcance de sus sentidos los que tenían mayor posibilidad de sobrevivir; en el supuesto que dos cazadores estuvieran al…
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