‘Why?’ and the Global Warming Debate

Allan HavinlingEnvironment, Leaving Truth, Politics3 Comments

At the outset, I would like to define a collection of words that may not be “standard”, but suit my purposes, as follows: consciousness – A sense of one’s own existence. teleologic – Acting to achieve an end result. This may be contrasted with activity (like rolling downhill) that merely reacts to impersonal forces. teleology – The capacity to act … Read More

Hacking the Root Problem

Keith SewellEpistemology, Leaving Truth2 Comments

Introduction & Dedication Here is a tiny sliver of Titus Lucretius’ epic poem ‘De Rerum Natura’ (‘The Nature of Things’): Fear holds dominion over mortality Only because, seeing in land and sky So much the cause whereof no wise they know, Men think Divinities are working there. Meantime, when once we know from nothing still Nothing can be create, we … Read More

Objectivity and Leaving Truth

Allan HavinlingEpistemology, Leaving Truth2 Comments

One of the first things I had to grapple with in trying to understand the LT philosophy is how you square what you might call “objectivity” with lack of Truth. Indeed, what would objectivity even mean in this case? To survive as long as I did – as an atheist in a sea of believers, with problems requiring divine intervention … Read More

Two arms and a head guy

Allan HavinlingCommunication, Epistemology, Leaving Truth4 Comments

There has of late been much content produced on Popper’s Inversion which is close enough to the Leaving Truth philosophy to either be confused with it or seen as a counter-argument. I am referring here to the Doug Freyburger’s first three articles of Oct 2014, and his contributions to the long discussion of the article Religious Belief and the Scientific … Read More

Apples to Apples

Allan HavinlingCommunication, Leaving Truth2 Comments

I am taking care of my granddaughter this week while my daughter is taking some time off. The little one is just starting to associate sounds with objects. The more pleasing an object is to her, the more likely it is to have a name other than “bah”. “Apple” is one of those objects with its own name, being called … Read More

Welcome from Keith Sewell

Keith SewellEpistemology, Leaving Truth3 Comments

Greetings! For up-front honesty, and time efficiency: This is a strongly atheistic blog-site. It’s for people who are already fairly sure that organized religion’s influence is, on balance, negative; and so would like to reduce it. I think that my book length essay collection, Leaving Truth contains some powerful new ideas for that. But more on them and the book can be found under … Read More