Monthly Archives: November 2012

Do you have problems commenting here?

Someone wrote in complaining that their comment was lost  because of a wrong answer to the anti-apam-quiz. Said commenter presumed it was a cultural reference they weren't getting. Actually the answer can always be found in the post. The idea  … Continue reading

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Relevance considered harmful

Third in a series about doubt, rationalization, being mean while debating, and a problem with the empirical assessment of the effectiveness of arguments. Before I go on with the main argument, I'd like to go a little meta. A discussion … Continue reading

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A propos

English translation of the text: 1. I am baptized an consecrated to God through Christ's name and sign, the seal of the trinity will never depart from me. God has given me his spirit, I am recessed into Christ and … Continue reading

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The counter-productiveness of mockery

Second in a series about doubt, rationalization, being mean while debating, and a problem with the empirical assessment of the effectiveness of arguments. In my last post I explained how I used to struggle with my faith a lot more … Continue reading

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And another note on the circumcision bill

Like I predicted, the Bundesrat forworded the circumcision bill to the Bundestag without objections. The first reading in the Bundestag is scheduled for the 208th session on the 22nd of November.  Thats a bit later than I predicted, probably because … Continue reading

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My crisis of faith

I'm aware that my continuously starting new series' and then letting them linger unfinished for ages is getting ridiculous. But I can't help myself. This new series is about doubt, rationalization, being mean while debating, and a problem with the … Continue reading

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