[ExI] Top ten dumbest remarks

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Mon Oct 8 16:52:52 UTC 2007

On 10/8/07, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/8/07, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I put a September 11 conspiracy theorist on antipsychotics once, and
> > he changed his mind. He stopped the antipsychotics, and the conspiracy
> > came back. Then he went back on the antipsychotics and the conspiracy
> > went away again. Presented as an extra piece of empirical data to do
> > with as you please.
> There's a scientific approach.  What if I told you I put an
> unrepentant atheist on antipsychotics and they found god, then they
> stopped taking drugs to chemically alter their thinking and went back
> to being an atheist.  That's proof, right?
> Proof that this argument makes no sense.

Mike, is your argument based on "anti-psychotic medication" simply as
"a mind-altering substance", or are you considering the mass of
evidence associated with anti-psychotic medications showing its
pro-rational effects, or [other]?

Probability mass must sum to unity.

- Jef

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