Category Archives: TGD

TGD – expanding the field

Some primarily stochastic thought processes which occurred when I tried to apply Richard Dawkin’s hypotheses to the Æsir. If your default browsing font doesn’t contain a glyph for the ligature, well, tough ;-) I suppose one of the first things … Continue reading

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TGD – John on acid

I’m about halfway through my OmniOutliner document of notes made while reading TGD now…. There’s a paraphrase in TGD saying that if the epistles of Saint John the Apostle represent John on pot, then the book of Revelation is "John … Continue reading

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TGD – begging the question

Many of the arguments pro-religious belief presented in TGD would form a nice corpus in a dictionary of critical analysis for the entry on "begging the question". However, Prof. Dawkins studiously avoids the phrase despite its rampant, repeated and some … Continue reading

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TGD – I’m not dead yet!

The title of this article is a quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail – the body cart comes around the town to collect up the (presumably leprous) corpses, and along comes John Cleese with his ninepence and his … Continue reading

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TGD – religion leaving the gene pool

If there was some kind of selection pressure which favoured, even in a roundabout way, predisposition toward religion, and if sexual selection naturally favours successful people (or those who exude success, anyway), then we have a (not too serious) quandary. … Continue reading

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TGD Responses – selection for religion?

I’m going to do a few articles based on The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. As this is a bit of a departure from the usual content of yon blog, I’ll be sure to prefix the titles of each with … Continue reading

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