Michael Shermer Quotes

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through-no-divine-design-or-cosmic-plan-we-have-inherited-the-mantle-of-lifes-caretaker-on-the-earth-the-only-home-we-have-ever-known
anecdotal-thinking-comes-naturally-science-requires-training
we-know-evolution-happened-because-innumerable-bits-of-data-from-myriad-fields-of-science-conjoin-to-paint-a-rich-portrait-of-lifes-pilgrimage
but-there-is-only-one-surefire-method-of-proper-pattern-recognition-and-that-is-science
we-do-not-just-blindly-concede-control-to-authorities-instead-we-follow-cues-provided-by-our-moral-communities-on-how-best-to-behave-michael-shermer
flawed-as-they-may-be-science-secular-enlightenment-values-expressed-in-western-democracies-are-our-best-hope-for-survival-michael-shermer
either-soul-survives-death-it-does-not-there-is-no-scientific-evidence-that-it-does-michael-shermer
dualists-hold-that-body-soul-are-separate-entities-that-soul-will-continue-beyond-existence-physical-body-michael-shermer
humans-are-patternseeking-storytelling-animals-we-are-quite-adept-at-telling-stories-about-patterns-whether-they-exist-not-michael-shermer
accepting-evolution-does-not-force-us-to-jettison-our-morals-ethics-rejecting-evolution-does-not-ensure-their-constancy-michael-shermer
machine-intelligence-human-nature-could-be-century-away-immortality-is-at-least-millennium-away-if-not-unattainable-altogether-michael-shermer
science-is-not-thing-its-verb-its-way-thinking-about-things-its-way-looking-for-natural-explanations-for-all-phenomena-michael-shermer
in-science-if-idea-is-not-falsifiable-it-is-not-that-it-is-wrong-it-is-that-we-cannot-determine-if-it-is-wrong-thus-it-is-not-even-wrong-michael-shermer
we-think-our-eyes-as-video-cameras-our-brains-as-blank-tapes-to-be-filled-with-sensory-inputs-michael-shermer
the-concept-god-is-generated-by-brain-designed-by-evolution-to-find-design-in-nature-recursive-idea-michael-shermer
people-believe-in-god-because-we-are-patternseeking-storytelling-mythmaking-religious-moral-animals-michael-shermer
skepticism-is-not-position-its-process-michael-shermer
when-alien-abductees-recount-to-me-their-stories-i-do-not-deny-that-they-had-real-experience-michael-shermer
anecdotal-thinking-comes-naturally-science-requires-training-michael-shermer
because-complexity-problem-environmental-skepticism-was-once-tenable-no-longer-it-is-time-to-flip-from-skepticism-to-activism-michael-shermer
there-is-significant-difference-between-having-no-belief-in-god-believing-there-is-no-god-michael-shermer
in-science-all-conclusions-are-provisional-subject-to-new-evidence-better-arguments-antithesis-religious-faith-michael-shermer
skepticism-is-not-position-skepticism-is-approach-to-claims-in-same-way-that-science-is-not-subject-but-method-michael-shermer
mammals-are-sentient-beings-that-want-to-live-are-afraid-to-die-evolution-vouchsafed-us-all-with-instinct-to-survive-reproduce-flourish-michael-shermer
i-just-witnessed-event-mysterious-that-it-shook-my-skepticism-michael-shermer
myths-are-stories-that-express-meaning-morality-motivation-whether-they-are-true-not-is-irrelevant-michael-shermer
plato-wove-historical-fact-into-literary-myth-michael-shermer
absolute-morality-leads-logically-to-absolute-intolerance-michael-shermer
tenure-in-any-department-is-serious-business-because-it-means-essentially-employment-for-life
in-principle-skeptics-are-neither-closed-minded-nor-cynical-we-are-curious-but-cautious
in-long-run-it-is-better-to-understand-way-world-really-is-rather-than-how-we-would-like-it-to-be
conspiracies-are-perennial-favorite-for-television-producers-because-there-is-always-receptive-audience
one-i-am-skeptical-effectiveness-nutritional-supplements