Uncertainty as Missing Business Logic

This article takes a new perspective in identifying uncertainty, but arrives at the same ol’ conclusion: It does not preclude modelling and simply entails a reduction in confidence of model outcomes. Suppose we have an aggregate model with panel data. Some change over time will already be incorporated, and the substance of such change is … Read more Uncertainty as Missing Business Logic

Arguing for the God of the Gaps and Against Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a cool dude and one of many who oppose the use of God of the Gaps argumentation. In this article I propose a valid form of such argumentation. Here is a quote from Bonhoeffer: how wrong it is to use God as a stop-gap for the incompleteness of our knowledge. If in … Read more Arguing for the God of the Gaps and Against Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Benefits of Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is a state of discomfort or stress resulting from an individual holding some combination of conflicting cognition and behaviors. Cognition refers to attitudes, values, beliefs, and so on. (Definition source 1 and source 2.) Leon Festinger originated the theory of cognitive dissonance in the 1950s. Basically, the theory states can be summed up … Read more Benefits of Cognitive Dissonance

Guided or Unguided Evolution

This article will briefly discuss the fact that since the dawn of man at latest evolution, if it exists at all, has been guided evolution. In the evolution debate there are many sides. The sides we always hear about are the Intelligent Design side and the Evolution side, but even inside the evolution side not … Read more Guided or Unguided Evolution

The Left-Science Complex Continues

This article discusses the fact that big science and big government are still in a negative relationship. I have written extensively on the fact that science is poorly practiced in a number of ways. Problems include the fact that science research is largely government funded which creates economic, moral and accuracy hazards and it also … Read more The Left-Science Complex Continues

Crowdfunding Continues to Evolve

This article will discuss three ways in which crowdfunding continues to evolve. The three ways are: Continued decentralization through self-hosting crowdfunding development. Innovation through subscription crowdfunding. Numerous benefits from increased acceptance of bitcoin. We recently discussed a crowdfunding plugin for WordPress and I mentioned some of the amazing possibilities this would allow. It would allow … Read more Crowdfunding Continues to Evolve

Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Source – Politico – Tal Kopan – 10/17/13 A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers. Yale law professor Dan Kahan posted on his blog this week that he analyzed the responses of more than … Read more Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Evolution Vs God (Video’s Title, Not My View, Worth Watching)

Earlier today my friend John Taylor Hill told me about the new video from the makers of “180” called “Evolution vs God.” My view is not one of evolution vs God. I find it very possible that they both exist. I am open to both old and young earth interpretations of the Genesis account in … Read more Evolution Vs God (Video’s Title, Not My View, Worth Watching)

The Odds of Evolution

On May 9, 2013 I did a simple Google search for “odds of evolution.” This article summarizes the top 3 results. Why? In order to support the evolutionary objection that without guidance, as in guided evolution, the odds are far against evolution. What is natural selection? What is a random mutation? Is random just a … Read more The Odds of Evolution

Intelligent Design is Real Science! (Part 3)

This article will address objections #4 and #5 on my list of the top 5 objections to ID by Intelligent Design Skeptics, concluding the series on the topic. Scroll to the bottom of this article to read all 5 objections. #4 Intelligent Design’s proponents have a moral bias which jeopardizes the scientific credibility of their … Read more Intelligent Design is Real Science! (Part 3)