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Debunking Religion

Howard Zinn: On The Stupidity Of War
Peter Joseph | No One Is Safe, The Evolution Of Human Thought
Douglas Mallette on overcoming cultural differences by education
War First published Fri Feb 4, 2000; substantive revision Thu Jul 28, 2005 War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities. Thus, fisticuffs between individual persons do not count as a war, nor does a gang fight, nor does a feud on the order of the Hatfields versus the McCoys. War
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Noam Chomsky feels that Afghan war is "Immoral" BBC Video This video is currently unavailable. Sorry, this video is not available on this device. Video player is too small. Noam Chomsky feels that Afghan war is "Immoral" BBC Video
Jean Paul Sartre: The Road to Freedom (Human, All Too Human, BBC)
Philosophy and the Matrix- Return to the Source
Americans Chained by Illusion | Brainwash Update
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Moral Theories

The Emergent and Symbiotic Aspects of Natural Law
Historical materialism is a methodological approach to the study of society, economics, and history first articulated by Karl Marx (1818–1883) as the materialist conception of history. It is a theory of socioeconomic development according to which changes in material conditions (technology and productive capacity) are the primary influence on how society and the economy are organised. Historical materialism looks for the causes of developments and changes in human society in the means by which humans collectively produce the necessities of life. Social classes and the relationship between them, plus the political structures and ways of thinking in society, are founded on and reflect contemporary economic activity.[citation needed] Since Marx's time, the theory has been modified and expanded by thousands of Marxist thinkers. Historical materialism Historical materialism
Don't believe in anyone else's BS (Belief System)
Myths that bind: Utopia, human nature and economic laws
Believe Nothing (but understand as much as you can)
BBC interview with Feynman (uncertainty)
Coherentism VS Foundationalism | fictionnonfictioneng Coherentism VS Foundationalism Coherentism is a perspective about the structure of justification or knowledge (Kvanvig). The coherentists theory is generally formulated in contradiction to the foundationalist theory. The foundationalist theory has been the historically dominant position (BonJour). Coherentism can be viewed as a more recently developed theory. Coherentism VS Foundationalism | fictionnonfictioneng
Jacque Fresco - Are we civilized yet?
Waking Life - Free will
Neuroscience and Free Will - Libet's Experiment
Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will I might note that you're citing experiments, which while not entirely debunked are in many circles considered to be highly flawed. For example, the "when did you decide to move your finger," experiment. This experiment is considered flawed because moving your finger is purely a motor response, and an incredibly simplistic one at that. The motion of our hands is one of the things we have the least control over, we're constantly twitching, scratching itches, or simply stretching our fingers out without realizing it. Simply put, moving your fingers is such a small and inconsequential decision that it largely falls under the unconscious decision category. This however, is entirely different from decisions that by necessity require a great deal of forethought.

Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will

Jacque Fresco - The Illusion of Free Will
Are we Conditioned or do we have Free Will?
Free Will with Sam Harris
In this blog post I’ll be analyzing the concept of ‘free will’. First of all, I want to demonstrate the meaning of this term and why free will is questionable in the first place. If we look at the dictionary definition of free will, it means: The 'Free Will' Concept Deconstructed The 'Free Will' Concept Deconstructed
Why Philosophy Will Always Own Science's Ass
Michael Shermer's Baloney Detection Kit
The Postmodernist Deceit Postmodernism is a philosophical movement born after World War II, brought about by a disillusionment with the objectivist stance on reality boosted by The Enlightenment. To be honest, a renaissance of human knowledge never truly took off during the time we know of as "The Renaissance" -humanity had to wait until the 19th Century for the Enlightenment ideals to actually take hold of society and governments. This truly was the age of Rationalism and Science. This age also taught us a sad reality: despite all this sophistication, we could still act as Barbarians on our own land. After two World Wars, people sought a new way of thinking. Even back then it must have been obvious -things were changing. The Postmodernist Deceit
The Danger of Opinions
Terence McKenna - Science, Education and Relativism
Chomsky on Science and Postmodernism
Terence Mckenna denounces Relativism
Michael Shermer: Why people believe strange things
Occam's Razor

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies Presuming that because a claim has been poorly argued, or a fallacy has been made, that the claim itself must be wrong. A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.
The Ad Hominem Fallacy
Argument from ignorance Argument from ignorance (Latin: argumentum ad ignorantiam), also known as appeal to ignorance (in which ignorance stands for "lack of evidence to the contrary"), is a fallacy in informal logic. It asserts that a proposition is true because it has not yet been proven false (or vice versa). This represents a type of false dichotomy in that it excludes a third option, which is that there is insufficient investigation and therefore insufficient information to prove the proposition satisfactorily to be either true or false.
An open mind is a mind that is receptive to new ideas and information. It is often compared to a closed mind which will reject ideas without any consideration. While there is some philosophical validity to the distinction between open and closed minds, particularly in the case of empiricism, when used in an argument on the internet it's almost always a form of whining. Being told to be "open minded" about something — like being made to listen to Michelle Malkin for example — is usually a code for "you're not going to like this, but I want to subject you to it anyway". Conversely, being told that you are "closed-minded" is generally a means of asserting that "I don't like the fact that you're proving me wrong, so I will pretend that your failure to agree with my argument is a philosophical deficiency". Open mind
The Fine Art of Baloney Detection It makes your head spin. "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection"[1] is an essay by Carl Sagan in his seminal work against pseudoscience, The Demon-Haunted World. In this essay, he gives advice for devising conclusions, as well as advice for avoiding logical and rhetorical fallacies. Together, the set of warning signs for common fallacies constitutes what Sagan calls a "Baloney Detection Kit."
James Randi exposes Uri Geller and Peter Popoff
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The Randi Show - Cold Fusion and Carl Sagan
Zeitgeist Day 2013: Matt Berkowitz | "Logical Fallacies & Cultural Baggage" [Part 3 of 11] This video is currently unavailable. Sorry, this video is not available on this device. Video player is too small. Watch Later as __user_name__ as __user_name__ Normal
Matt Berkowitz talks with Abby Martin about "Logical Fallacies", The Zeitgeist Movement Oct 3rd 2013
inFact: Logical Fallacies 1
inFact: Logical Fallacies 2
illusion of superiority
Politics Wrecks Your Brain | Fascinating Study
The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever
The Psychology of Belief - Bias and the Brain