Boris Johnson’s Death By A Thousand Qualifications: Anthony Flew’s Falsification and Johnson’s Resignation

Trigger Warning and Content Warning – mentions of sex scandals and sexual assault.  If you have been affected by these issues, you can access Rape Crisis at 0808 802 9999 who help those who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Introduction On Thursday 7th June, Boris Johnson finally decided to resign as Prime Minister. ForContinue reading “Boris Johnson’s Death By A Thousand Qualifications: Anthony Flew’s Falsification and Johnson’s Resignation”

Christmas Spirit In The Brain: Neural Imaging Finds Brain Network. The End of God’s Existence?

In 2015, a team of scientists in Copenhagen decided to see if they could find the parts of the brain responsible for the Christmas Spirit. They gathered ten individuals who had Christmas traditions and ten individuals who did not. Pictures related and unrelated to Christmas were shown while they underwent BOLD imaging (Blood Oxygen LevelContinue reading “Christmas Spirit In The Brain: Neural Imaging Finds Brain Network. The End of God’s Existence?”

Book Club: At The Existentialist Café By Sarah Bakewell Chapter One *Spoilers*

On the first day out with a few friends to Winchester after the lockdown, it rained. Excellent. With all of us loving books, we decided to hide within a Waterstones until the weather had passed. We were approached by the book keeper, who was clearly deeply passionate about his job and began a discussion with me about the books within the philosophy section. There, a white book caught my eye with the title, At the Existentialist Café; Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails. I had no clue that such a thing as apricot cocktails existed, so I purchased the book.

The Invisible Gardener: Part 2 Flew (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)

If you missed part one on the creation of the Parable of the Invisible Gardener by John Wisdom and the problems of subjectivity in gaining knowledge, you can get it here. ~o~ Flew objected to Wisdom’s parable because he didn’t believe it was an accurate comparison to how we argue for the existence of God.Continue reading “The Invisible Gardener: Part 2 Flew (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)”

The Invisible Gardener: Part 1 Wisdom (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)

The Parable of the Invisible Gardener is a philosophical thought experiment originated by John Wisdom. It’s main application is to religious language and how people lead to different conclusions about the existence of God from the same evidence. However, it demonstrates a wider issue within science. It attempts to demonstrate that our conclusions from scientificContinue reading “The Invisible Gardener: Part 1 Wisdom (Famous Philosophical Thought Experiments 1)”