Monthly Archives: January 2014

Anyone using the term “scientific proof” doesn’t know science

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Did Christians steal Christmas? – 22 December 2007

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Unbelievable Project: Did Jesus Exist? Bart Ehrman Q&A – 18 August 2012

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Properly Basic Obscurantism I was listening to a debate about the irrationality of theism, and the theist, Randall Rauser introduced me to a concept in philosophy that I had not heard of: properly basic beliefs. Rauser defines rationality in the following way…[more]

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Chess, Morality, and Well-Being

Original post: http://web.bryant.edu/~bblais/chess-morality-and-well-being.html In a discussion on The Limits Of Science with Lawrence Krass, Dan Dennett, and Massimo Pigliucci, Dan Dennett makes an analogy with chess (and its rules) to morality. The analogy goes something like this. He says the … Continue reading

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Statistical Inference for Everyone – Book Announcement

For anyone interested in statistical inference or probability, you should check out my new book (released under the Creative Commons license).  You can download it here: http://web.bryant.edu/~bblais/statistical-inference-for-everyone-sie.html There is a software package, written in Python, for doing the computational examples … Continue reading

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New Year and New Website

I’ve completely redone my website, http://web.bryant.edu/~bblais!  I may be moving my blog over there at some point, depending on how it goes.  For right now I may duplicate posts, or at least point the posts over there for a bit.   … Continue reading

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