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TOK Presentation

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Ramzy Lakos

on 20 June 2013

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- Earth would be recycled
- Escape through suicide
- Space Ship following Hale-Bopp
Who were they?
- New Age Faith
- Science Fiction and Christianity
- Asceticism
Knowledge Issue
How reliable is perception as a way of knowing when it comes to validating shared beliefs?
Knowledge Claim
Perception is key to validating shared beliefs.
Shared Beliefs
Theory of Gravitation
Theory of Special Relativity
Scientific Method
Cold Fusion
Other WOKs?
Perception of one
Perception of many with the same conclusion
The role of perception in validating:
Perception in Validating God
scientific method?
Personal Beliefs
Impossible to verify?
Perception of God
Culture Based
"This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being"
- Isaac Newton
The perception of the wonders of reality is enough to validate a belief in God.
Desire to search for purpose
Heaven's Gate
"It is also possible that part of our test of faith is... to leave [the earth] without any proof of the Next Level's existence"
Belief devoid of empirical evidence
Lack of Empirical Evidence
Argumentum ad ignorantiam
The Next Level exists because there is no evidence to the contrary.
Pascal's Wager
Other Real Life Situations
it's a plane
it's a plane
it's a plane
it's a bird
A logical reason for believing in God?
Flat Earth
"To look around, the world does appear to be flat"
- President of the Flat Earth Society
Thank you for listening
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