“Dead is Dead” no ghosts, spirits or souls…

“Dead is Dead” no ghosts, spirits or souls… What Part of That confuses you? “A Physicist Just Explained Why the Large Hadron Collider Disproves the Existence of Ghosts“ According to sciencealert.com, “Recent polls have found that 42 percent of Americans and 52 percent of people in the UK believe in ghosts – a huge percentage when you consider that no one has ever come up with irrefutable proof that they even exist. But we might have had proof that they don’t exist all along, because as British theoretical physicist Brian Cox recently pointed out, there’s no room in the Standard Model of Physics for a substance or medium that can carry on our information after death, and yet go undetected in the Large Hadron Collider. “If we want some sort of pattern that carries information about our living cells to persist, then we must specify precisely what medium carries that pattern, and how it interacts with the matter particles out of which our bodies are made,” Cox, from the University of Manchester, explained in a recent episode of BBC’s The Infinite Monkey Cage. “We must, in other words, invent an extension to the Standard Model of Particle Physics that has escaped detection at the Large Hadron Collider. That’s almost inconceivable at the energy scales typical of the particle interactions in our bodies.” Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was also on the show, replied, “If I understand what you just declared, you just asserted that CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research, disproved the existence of ghosts.” “Yes,” said Cox. It’s become glaringly obvious that the Standard Model of Physics is an incomplete theory, with several gaping...

Atheophobia and a Challenger to the Term

Atheophobia Atheophobia is a term used to describe the fear, distrust, or hatred of atheists or atheism. But most often it is exhibited in the belief that one being an atheist should be consider as them being morally inferior or incapable of being or having morality (ie. belief an atheist can’t be a good person). This and other atheophobic bigotry or discrimination can lead to a kind invisibility for many atheists, who find it is best to keep their nonbelief hidden or say any other label but atheist to not be treated differently, most especially with religious family but to a larger extent with society at large. Many holy books take a strong and negative atheophobic stance, some even talking of death. Ref  Challenger. “Don’t dignify religious bigotry by giving it a name that does not explicitly refer to religious bigotry. I think is better defined as “Fear that there might not be a god” This better explains the reaction of the religion to those who do not agree with them. It is founded upon fear that they are wrong.” Damien Marie AtHope, “So, you think that is a logical line of reasoning that we should not give bigotry a name as you hold (it would seem) that to do so dignifies the bigotry to you? Is so, how is that different from any form of bigotry? So, should we as you claim, state that we don’t wish to dignify bigotry, thus, to you we should not give them a name? Like you don’t think we should have a word like racism? Sexism? Homophobia? Xenophobia? Etc.?” Challenger. “Bigotry already has a...

“hi, enemy of god” – Challenger

“hi, enemy of god” – Challenger   My responce, “What is a god and how can anyone truthfully claim anything about it “the term god” without any justification nor reason or evidence? I support reality so I am an atheist. The why is easy as the claims are devoid of all facts or needed warrant or justification so it is most reasonable to conclude that there is not a thing called god but if such a thing was somehow true I would be an enemy of god; as god is an anti-humanist concept in its general claimed nature.”   “ok, listen: if a medicine gives effect on ur headache 0.01% no matter its small effect but after all its effect. People do good thing also on afraid of god.” – Challenger   My responce, “I never claimed any people can’t do good regardless of what they believe but that doesn’t prove truth of what they believe.   “religions no matter all religions are fake but they have some positive effects.” – Challenger   “me wanna kill u but my brain says may be there is a god on the sky who see me and he punish me after death and me will be in heaven, this thinking stop me to kull u. So god imagine no matter its fake or real exist but i think its better for our socity it work as a rope which hold people.” – Challenger   My responce, “if you wanna kill people you need mental health therapy not a god.”   “yes, but god is a free mental health therapy door to door service, it...

Knowledge without Belief? Justified beliefs or disbeliefs worthy of Knowledge?

According to Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa at The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a correct analysis of knowledge would do more than pick out the actual extension of knowledge; even if, in actual fact, all cases of S knowing that p are cases of j, and all cases of the latter are cases of the former, j might fail as an analysis of knowledge. For example, it might be that there are possible cases of knowledge without j, or vice versa. A proper analysis of knowledge should at least be a necessary truth. Consequently, hypothetical thought experiments provide appropriate test cases for various analyses, but even a necessary biconditional linking knowledge to some state j would probably not be sufficient for an analysis of knowledge, although just what more is required is a matter of some controversy. Ref Knowledge without Belief? Justified beliefs or disbeliefs worthy of Knowledge? I wrote this and a challenger responded, ” Atheism and the traditional laws of logic? Three traditional laws of logic: Law of Identity, Law of non-contradiction, Law of excluded middle. Law of Identity: ‘Whatever is, is.’ Thus, Atheism is Atheism, it is not theism nor agnosticism. Law of non-contradiction: ‘Nothing can both be and not be.’ Thus, Atheism is either only Atheism and cannot be also theism nor agnosticism. Law of excluded middle: ‘Everything must either be or not be.” Thus, Atheism must either be or not Atheism and only then can there be theism or agnosticism. And, thus because of the three traditional laws of logic the term agnostic atheism can be logically rejected for just Atheism by itself. Ref *Challenger, “Except theism and atheism are the subject...

Damien Live at MeetUps: Atheist Reality TV

“Atheist Reality TV” Here are the videos, part of a series I thought up, about doing a reality TV show like style or whatever someone would call this; because of responses I have had from many of my friends on Facebook who either don’t get to go to atheist groups very much or not at all do to where they live and the lack of available meetings or groups to go to. My thinking is that it may be fun to watch and feel like you’re involved in an atheist community or at least the next best thing. I thought of doing like a reality TV show style where a I point a camera at me when I am at atheist meetups, talking, developing ideas, giving my ideas, learning things or arguing with other atheists. (not scripted, not debate or not intentionally educational, just a real atheist group get together, like you are at an atheist meeting hearing what is being said) But only having the camera pointed at me to give others atheists privacy since many may not want their face to be made public. Many of us know how outing one ’s self as atheist can bring issues depending on where you live or the culture or family you’re from. Sadly being an atheist for some may carry a stigma. It is a shame that there are so many atheists that live their lives in secret but I am doing this so in a small way they don’t have to be disconnected. There is many other venues and I hope to add this to that more alternatives the better. Damien...