Why Russell’s Teapot Fails

This article by Nate Sala explores Bertrand Russell’s analogy of a floating teapot in space, Richard Dawkins’ extension of that analogy, and the burden of proof.

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Why Russell’s Teapot Fails


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4 Replies to “Why Russell’s Teapot Fails”

  1. This is an interesting article, and pretty well thought out, but I couldn’t get past the dismissal that everything is by chance, because there was not explanation as to why or how that was dismissed.
    Thank you for sharing though, it was very interesting otherwise.

    1. I think the point was to illustrate that there are logically structured arguments for God’s existence, not to actually “dive” into those arguments. But yes, the premises of an argument must be defended. Thanks for commenting!

  2. I do not have enough faith to be an atheist. I see God in every created being. I see evidence of God in all of creation. If it were not for the divisions of religion especially of Christians and all their silly denominations we would be one in Christ as Jesus prayed for in John’s Gospel. “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”― Mahatma Gandhi

    I choose to follow the simple Gospel of Jesus, Love your neighbor, forgive enemies and care for the less fortunate. Those that refuse to believe are not won by rhetoric IMHO. Be the church!

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