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53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 September 2007 11:00PM

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Comment author: Arandur 28 July 2011 06:25:08PM 1 point [-]

snerk I'm sad to say that the answer is "rather readily, for some". I've gotten into heated debates - heated because they ended with me throwing my hands up in the air, appalled at the willing ignorance of my opponent - about whether God follows the same basic rules of logic that we do. It's astonishing. I'm sure if you were to start a Protestant movement saying that "God is insane, but we follow Him anyway", you'd get followers by the truckload.

By Occam's razor, we must conclude that the basic tenants of logic we have in this life will not cease to be true in the next. Then again, Occam's razor depends on Occam's razor for its veracity... :3 If you wanna talk about circular arguments.

And I agree with your statement re: incorrect conclusions; thank you.

EDIT: Man, this 10-minute lag is killing me. O_o;