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 Topic: Top 10 Logical Fallacies Used By Religion

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  • Top 10 Logical Fallacies Used By Religion
     Reply #150 - September 01, 2014, 01:21 PM

    1).  You alter your opinions when your beliefs are challenged with facts and you try to  incorporate the new information into your thinking.


    2).  For some people when their religious  convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence,  their beliefs get stronger.

    Question is how to change the 2nd category.,  And I think teaching Golden rule and protecting freedom of expression right from their school years can do that job.. 

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  • Top 10 Logical Fallacies Used By Religion
     Reply #151 - September 01, 2014, 01:32 PM

    I think behavioural psychology is the key to your question. Humans are pattern seeking agents so patternicity does appeal to us. This opens the door for cognitive biases to influence our reasoning, most notably- the confirmation bias. Therefore, I think that your question should be framed as: "how can we avoid the confirmation bias?". One solution could be to teach critical thinking from an early age. I believe that the decision sciences are the most important fields when considering these issues. Using a tablet to type is annoying :\

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  • Top 10 Logical Fallacies Used By Religion
     Reply #152 - September 01, 2014, 01:36 PM

    1).  You alter your opinions when your beliefs are challenged with facts and you try to  incorporate the new information into your thinking.


    2).  For some people when their religious  convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence,  their beliefs get stronger.

    Question is how to change the 2nd category.,  And I think teaching Golden rule and protecting freedom of expression right from their school years can do that job.. 

    .   Problem being that this evidence isn't viewed as being contradictory by the believer.

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  • Top 10 Logical Fallacies Used By Religion
     Reply #153 - January 09, 2015, 09:22 PM

    The fallacy of understated evidence, a newly categorised fallacy of inductive reasoning.

    Paul Draper has usefully identified a fallacy of inductive reasoning he calls the “fallacy of understated evidence.” According to Draper, in the context of arguments for theism and against naturalism, proponents of a theistic argument are guilty of this fallacy if they “successfully identify some general fact F about a topic X that is antecedently more likely on theism than on naturalism, but ignore other more specific facts about X, facts that, given F, are more likely on naturalism than on theism.


    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularoutpost/2011/11/23/paul-draper-the-fallacy-of-understated-evidence-theism-and-naturalism/

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