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CronoDAS comments on The Meditation on Curiosity - Less Wrong

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Comment author: CronoDAS 29 January 2010 11:44:16PM 1 point [-]

"Theism" is something of a catch-all term that can include lots of different things. I think that it is indeed possible that our universe has a Creator, but I'll bet my immortal soul that the God of Abraham isn't it. ;)

Maybe you could simply pin down your beliefs instead of "critically examining" them?

Comment author: Alicorn 29 January 2010 11:48:20PM 4 points [-]

It's poor form to bet things you can't pony up if you lose!

Comment author: Kevin 30 January 2010 03:43:01AM *  0 points [-]

And beneath the powers of the creator of a universe, a Type 2+ civilization should be able to seed new planets with life, which is one of the more important powers of the monotheistic God.

Comment author: MrHen 30 January 2010 07:17:39AM 0 points [-]

Maybe you could simply pin down your beliefs instead of "critically examining" them?

For me, "pinning down" means fine tuning definitions. This and "critically examining" use the same toolset. I essentially see them as one and the same. If I am mucking around and bothering with those pesky definitions I am going to see the inconsistencies.

I can describe how I act and that is how I generally translate my old belief system. Rationality encourages beliefs as predictors and I am taking new forming beliefs and entering them that way. The data hasn't come back from those beliefs yet but I am eagerly awaiting.