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    Street Epistemology: Learn the difference between knowledge and faith

    Learn the difference between knowledge and faith:

    • Skepticism is the antiseptic of the mind.
    • Remember why we debate. We have nothing to lose but the errors we hold. Who but a stubborn fool would hold to errors once they have been exposed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Amiel McGough View Post
    Learn the difference between knowledge and faith:

    Knowledge isn't faithful.

    Knowledge is just true until the opposite is proven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvius View Post
    Knowledge isn't faithful.

    Knowledge is just true until the opposite is proven.
    All knowledge is faithful, or it is not knowledge.

    So-called "knowledge" that is proven false never was really knowledge.

    This is the central problem of epistemology. What is knowledge? Many philosophers like the definition "justified true belief". This definition defines knowledge as a kind of belief. And this brings us back to the central point of the video which defines "faith" as "pretending to know things you don't know."

    The problem with the definition of knowledge as "justified true belief" centers on the problem of justification. Religious faith does away with this in one fell swoop, by asserting that all you must do is "believe" without any evidence of any kind. They might pretend to base their beliefs on evidence, but that's not really true.
    • Skepticism is the antiseptic of the mind.
    • Remember why we debate. We have nothing to lose but the errors we hold. Who but a stubborn fool would hold to errors once they have been exposed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Amiel McGough View Post
    All knowledge is faithful, or it is not knowledge.

    So-called "knowledge" that is proven false never was really knowledge.

    This is the central problem of epistemology. What is knowledge? Many philosophers like the definition "justified true belief". This definition defines knowledge as a kind of belief. And this brings us back to the central point of the video which defines "faith" as "pretending to know things you don't know."

    The problem with the definition of knowledge as "justified true belief" centers on the problem of justification. Religious faith does away with this in one fell swoop, by asserting that all you must do is "believe" without any evidence of any kind. They might pretend to base their beliefs on evidence, but that's not really true.

    There is some professor physics, he comes from the Netherlands but lives in America, who has 100 % trust in physical laws. To demonstrate his faith he does many seemingly dangerous tests, like letting go from his hands from before his head a leaden ball that hangs on a rope from the ceiling, lke a giant pendulum. He just remains quietly standing on his spot while the ball comes pendels back to him with great velocity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvius View Post
    There is some professor physics, he comes from the Netherlands but lives in America, who has 100 % trust in physical laws. To demonstrate his faith he does many seemingly dangerous tests, like letting go from his hands from before his head a leaden ball that hangs on a rope from the ceiling, lke a giant pendulum. He just remains quietly standing on his spot while the ball comes pendels back to him with great velocity.
    There's no danger of any kind in his demonstration of his "faith" because it is not "faith" but rather knowledge. He knows that the ball will never hit him in the face. It follows from the law of the conservation of energy.
    • Skepticism is the antiseptic of the mind.
    • Remember why we debate. We have nothing to lose but the errors we hold. Who but a stubborn fool would hold to errors once they have been exposed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Amiel McGough View Post
    There's no danger of any kind in his demonstration of his "faith" because it is not "faith" but rather knowledge. He knows that the ball will never hit him in the face. It follows from the law of the conservation of energy.
    Yet it is faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Amiel McGough View Post
    Learn the difference between knowledge and faith:

    I especially related to the part of the video where he talks about starting at the point of saying "I don't know" and then asking questions. I began my journey out of the Christian faith with "asking questions" and then diligently seeking their answers with an open mind.
    Never trust anything you are afraid to question ~

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