Saturday, September 1, 2012

Atheist by De Morgan's Law

There are different versions of De Morgan's law, but the basic idea is as follows:

Suppose A, B, and C stand for propositions. If it's not the case that A is true and B is true and C is true, then it is the case that either A is false, or B is false, or C is false.

To believe in standard Orthodox Judaism, you need to believe in a whole bunch of propositions: god exists, created the world, and spoke to the Israelites on Mt. Sinai; the Talmud reflects what god told Moses; etc.

By De Morgan's law, standard Orthodox Judaism would be false if only one of those propositions were false. So it's much easier for me to be right than y'all to be right.

20 comments:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z1DidldxUo

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  2. ah, nice to see you're back in the ol game.

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  3. TRS: Are you saying you choose to believe things not because they are likely to be true but because they are likely to be false?

    Bonne: What else to do on a Saturday morning?

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  4. I wasn't aware that I had a choice in the matter.

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  5. "If only truth was so convenient" - Yodah Welton

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  6. sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sizzle of the bacon.

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  7. To not believe in standard orthodox judaism.

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  8. Is there an unstandard orthodox Judaism?

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  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi_Weiss

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  10. impossible, e's the original fundy of the blogosphere.

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  11. Do I approve of any theists?

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  12. "only qualified approval"

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  13. I give qualified approval to to some kinds of theism. For example, the Baha'is get qualified approval from me.

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Forth shall ye all hold.