10ideas in no particular order: No2

February 1, 2011

Among a list of “logical fallacies” one is stuck in my teeth.
The argument from despair.

The feeling that “it would be horrible of x were the case” is no evidence that it is not. Eg1: i believe in god because i could no bear to think of the universe as adrift. Eg2: there must be a list of things which are inherently right or wrong, otherwise we would be living in a world without guidance, where “anything goes”.

 

 

 

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