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I'm not sure what you mean by people "arguing in favour of IQ"; perhaps you mean people advocate specific policies because they seem liable to increase cognitive abilities, such as improved education of removing lead from the environment. OK, I grant people do that: we want to give people as much of whatever IQ tests measure as we can, but also want them to ...


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As to Heaven, I don't expect anyone to be able to validly infer the laws of any non-physical world, real or imaginary, from the laws of the physical world. Why would time in Heaven necessarily be physical time? Why expect a transition from the physical to the non-physical to follow the laws of the physical? If heat death, particle decay and all the laws ...


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Jimit, let me say first you have my condolences. Here I will provide another way to look at unlikely tragedies. In my previous career I had to deal with finding the root causes of catastrophes in our factories. Fortunately, none of these involved loss of life, but they had huge consequences for our business. What I discovered was that these disasters were ...


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I'm not sure this is exactly what you're asking, but it's very much possible to use Occam's razor with religion. Of these two hypothesis: Humans made a mix of the beliefs and legends of their time about the world and its origin, based on their current knowledge, it stuck orally, and eventually got written in a book that was then described as the original ...


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