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Morality 1: Good without gods

Morality 2: Not-so-good books

Morality 3: Of objectivity and oughtness

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Why live? - in collaboration with Theramin Trees

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Lack of belief in gods

Explaining the concept, refuting common objections and giving a number of reasons that atheists are sometimes 'fervent'.

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Critical Thinking

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

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Putting faith in its place

Faith has no place demanding agreement or punishing disagreement.

NOTE: In the beginning thought experiment, the computer is not asking for general answers like 'space' or 'matter' that would apply to absolutely every possible permutation of objects in the cube. It is asking for specifics.

Apply the 'game show' criterion. If you were asked on a game show 'What's in the cube?' you know that 'space' and 'matter' would not cut it as answers.

Besides, if you do resort to answering with generalities that would apply to any conceivable contents of the cube, that simply illustrates my point: that specific answers can't be given.

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A look at some of the flawed thinking that prompts people who believe in certain non-scientific concepts to advise others who don't to be more open-minded.

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Addressing some misconceptions and explaining some of the basics.

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It *could* just be coincidence

A poor understanding of probability leads many people to put forward supernatural explanation for events that are far more common than they think.

This video shows how probability theory is sufficient to explain even seemingly remarkable coincidences.

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Skewed views of science

A look at the pitfalls of arguing against science from incomprehension or emotion.

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Arguing with ghosts

A brief look at the pointless exercise of telling people, rather than asking them, what they believe.

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Absolutely... not

Divine absolute values are claimed by some to be the only valid basis for morality.

This video takes a look at some of the many problems with that claim, and its consequent impotence in dismissing the morality of those who do not believe in gods.

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The faith cake

True scientists say, "We are aware that our theories are not perfect, just the best fit." No claims to absolute truth are believed because none are made. There is a recognition of what we are all forced to work with. And there is a recognition that science works.

This video challenges the claim that a belief in science requires equal faith to the belief in a god.

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In the beginning, God created injustice

The story of Adam and Eve is one of two unknowing souls who never stood a chance. In this video, I look at the impossible situation they were in and the unjust treatment they suffered from the 'merciful and loving' god I was brought up to believe in.

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Hell: an excessive punishment

Could you stand by and watch a person being tortured slowly by fire until they died? What crime would they have to commit, in your opinion, to deserve such a punishment? If you locked someone in a burning room, would that play on your conscience?

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Irreducible complexity cut down to size

Explaining how complexity can arise through gradual evolution and debunking anti-evolutionist arguments.


Rebuttals: irreducible complexity

Refuting the fallacious criticism put forward against my recent video on irreducible complexity.

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