Theology, philosophy, science, math, and random other things
November 23, 2014
Basic Bayesian reasoning: a better way to think (Part 1)

Image: by me. Feel free to use, just link back to this post. What is Bayesian inference? I've already mentioned it in several of my previous posts, and I'm sure to bring it up again in the future. I obviously think it's important. Why? Bayesian inference is the mathematical extension of propositional logic using probability […]

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November 17, 2014
How to make a fractal: version 2.0

The latest version of my fractal program can be found at: How to make a fractal ( It features many improvements, including an overhaul of the user interface and lots of new features. You may next want to read:What is "evidence"? What counts as evidence for a certain position?15 puzzle: a tile sliding gameAn analysis […]

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November 10, 2014
The dialogue between two aliens who found a book on Earth

Image: Toy Story aliens from Alice and Bob are two aliens. In their interstellar journey, they pass by Earth and there picked up a book. Some time afterwards, they meet to discuss their new acquisition. Alice:So, have you had a chance to look at that Terran artifact that we got? Bob:I have. It has […]

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November 4, 2014
How to determine the specific purpose of the universe

Last week, I cited the fine tuning argument to conclude that the universe does have a purpose, for it is nearly impossible for its features to be the result of purposeless randomness. Just as a rational but ignorant alien who comes across a human book will conclude that it has a purpose, we too are […]

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