In the early twenty-first century our planet is suffering from
many serious threats, a number of which could
end the current global civilisation or greatly damage the diversity of life
on the planet.
We need to aproach these problems rationally.
Delusions such as those listed above, that distract people from rational
thought, are luxuries that human society cannot afford.
|Climate change is impacting Australia now
|Kangaroo Creek dam, South Australia|
The wall was raised by four metres and the spillway was being widened by
40 metres due to increasingly heavy flood flows in the Torrens River.
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The belief in a God or gods is unsupported by any evidence.
I cannont point to any evidence that there are no gods.
Bertrand Russell compared the belief in god to a hypothetical belief that
there is a teapot in orbit around the Sun out beyond Jupiter.
We have no evidence for or against either.
The belief that climate change is not happening or that it may be happening
but not largely caused by Mankind is a belief opposed to the evidence.
There is a huge amount of evidence that anthropogenic climate change is a
A few people believe that wind turbines cause illness.
There is a great deal of evidence indicating that
they do not and can not.
I have argued that it makes just as much sense to believe that
street trees cause illness.
However, it is not possible to absolutely prove anything in science,
nothing', but it can show very good reason for accepting or rejecting
Faith has been defined as "strong belief in the doctrines of a religion,
based on spiritual conviction rather than proof" and "firm belief in
something for which there is no proof".
Religious faith is only a specific form of delusion.