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David Yonge-Mallo
I teach computers how to reason. If the robot apocalypse happens, it'll probably be my fault.
I teach computers how to reason. If the robot apocalypse happens, it'll probably be my fault.
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<[I]f the thing you might be wrong about is a belief that’s deeply tied to your identity or worldview—the guru you’ve dedicated your life to is accused of some terrible things, the cigarettes you’re addicted to can kill you—well, then people become logical Simone Bileses, doing all the mental gymnastics it takes to remain convinced that they’re right.>

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<Secularism is indeed correlated with greater tolerance of gay marriage and pot legalization. But it’s also making America’s partisan clashes more brutal... As Americans have left organized religion, they haven’t stopped viewing politics as a struggle between “us” and “them.” Many have come to define us and them in even more primal and irreconcilable ways.>

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On the left: colloquial floor number.
On the right: computer science floor number.

Apparently, I'm not the only one who's bothered when someone says "the second floor" to refer to one (1) storey above ground (0) level.
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This is just the saddest photo.

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Why isn't every news web site doing this? (This Norwegian news site is making readers pass a quiz on an article before they're allowed to comment on it.)

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Saudis take a break from living in a fantasy world with magical beings by pretending to live in a fantasy world with magical beings.

On a serious note, I hope this signals the beginning of much more openness to the outside world.

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This isn't directly about atheism, but read it and you'll see why it's relevant.

You can't argue people out of beliefs they didn't arrive at through reason in the first place.
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