This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):
23 submissions to atheism
11 submissions to videos
5 submissions to CriticalThinking
1 submissions to Health
1 submissions to MensRights
This user has so far shared a total of 45 links, started a total of 0 discussions and submitted a total of 106 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 19 and downvoted 1 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 51 and downvoted 1 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
SJW Bahar Mustafa claims she can't be sexist or racist because she is a minority woman. Breakdown of the special pleading fallacy., submitted: 10/16/2015 7:57:09 AM, 41 points (+41|-0)
Why Belief in the Supernatural Poisons Decision Making and Critical Thinking, submitted: 12/9/2015 1:52:28 PM, 36 points (+39|-3)
An Islamist Perspective on Music. Spoiler...it's Bad., submitted: 2/25/2016 2:45:17 PM, 29 points (+29|-0)
Deepak Chopra Fails Again to Explain the Supernatural, submitted: 2/13/2016 1:29:54 PM, 21 points (+24|-3)
The Kalam Cosmological Argument Debunked, submitted: 3/31/2016 3:42:15 PM, 20 points (+21|-1)
5 lowest rated submissions:
Fossil Fuels, Climate Change and Stupidity with PragerU, submitted: 5/23/2016 2:37:38 PM, 0 points (+3|-3)
Top 10 Anti-Vaccine Arguments Debunked, submitted: 12/8/2016 1:56:30 PM, 1 points (+4|-3)
Fallacy Breakdown: Australian Senator Claims Same Sex Marriage Will Lead to Bestiality. A Slippery Slope Featuring Cory Bernardi, submitted: 10/10/2015 11:59:28 AM, 1 points (+3|-2)
The Mechanisms and Effects of Dogmatic Belief Systems, submitted: 11/4/2015 4:08:56 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
The Mechanisms and Effects of Dogmatic Belief Systems, submitted: 11/6/2015 11:02:20 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)
3 highest rated comments:
If you don't believe in global warming, you are a climate change denier. If you don't believe in the Holocaust, you are a Holocaust denier. If you don't believe in God, aren't you a God denier? submitted by ThinkingApe to atheism
therationalchannel 1 points 8 points 9 points (+9|-1) ago
Yeah, the key difference here being there are very strong cases to be made for the holocaust and global warming. There isn't a strong case to be made for a existence of a god. So you aren't denying a large body of evidence as you would be in the other cases. You would be acknowledging the lack of evidence for the god claim.
therationalchannel 1 points 5 points 6 points (+6|-1) ago
It wasn't just asserted without reasoning. I am not sure what makes it adolescent.
therationalchannel 0 points 4 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago
I 100% agree, there was literally nothing epic about it. It was just a guy who doesn't understand separation of church state and thinks "go fly a kite" is an adequate response for serious concerns regarding constitutional law. Additionally he didn't say much in the interview and was boring as fuck.
3 lowest rated comments:
therationalchannel 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
Haha, you got me. I am actually part of the conspiracy.
Regarding the begging the question, I am not sure as to why you would call it a fallacy. Could you provide some more details? Because discussing motivation and side effects of a proposed action is important to a lot of discussions. In such hypotheticals you assume the premise is true to envision motivations you aren't actually arguing the premise is true. For example the form is:
e.g Claiming X is true, Premise assuming X is true, conclusion X is true.
The form of the argument in the video. Claiming X isn't true. If X were true then Y and Z would occur, Y and Z are unfavourable and make the motivation non sensical, Conclusion X is not true.
The conclusion isn't the assumed in the premise, so as far as I am aware that wouldn't make it begging the question.
therationalchannel 0 points 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago
I know, the original video was so stupid there is actually a poll on the response video asking if the video was a troll or not. Sadly I am pretty sure it isn't a troll and people actually are that stupid.