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The Laws of Thought Laws of Identity, Non-Contradiction, Excluded Middle Something is what it is, and it is not what it is not, and it is not neither or both: what it is and ...


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Let's first establish that there are gaps in the scientific worldview, both intrinsic and incidental. A young, inquisitive person might well be expected to discover these and ponder them. First are what we might call the "Cotton-Eyed Joe questions": "Where did we come from?" "Where do we go?" The Big Bang Theory is all right, as ...


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Is religion necessary for the good life? It seems evident that there are religious and non-religious people who live in a way that could be considered good - in that their life does no harm and provides benefit to other people. In contrast, it seems there are also plenty of genuinely religious and non-religious people who do things that appear to be bad, in ...


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Darwin got his idea presumably from mixing his prior education with observations of nature. At this time, many other people collected observations about nature, much more thoroughly than in previous centuries. The more observations on nature are made, the more likely repeated patterns are discovered. So one way to answer this question is that every ...


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