[ExI] Belief in maths

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 18:33:11 UTC 2010

On 7 July 2010 10:00, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The truth of the statement "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" is not a matter of opinion.  It's a logical fact.  If a person decides it's not true, they're discarding logic altogether, and simply can't be argued with.

"Logic" is overestimated. While teapots orbiting Mars do not have any
real impact on one's worldview, one is well entitled to shift the
burden of proof on monotheists simply because, as Nietzsche clearly
illustrated, the very idea of a Jahvé/Allah/Christian God is a
cultural product whose consequences and implications are unacceptable
for some of us.

Call it a matter of faith... :-)

Stefano Vaj

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