Friday, May 1, 2009

The Rationalist's Dilemma

The rationalist must be completely fair in his decision making. Otherwise, his notion of "truth" will be slanted towards his preconceptions (which I argue is true for all rationalists).

Science Daily has coverage of a scientific study showing this notion of "tabula rasa" is unfounded:
"The findings of this research show that risk preferences may be manipulated – while the person making those decisions is unaware of it."
The Bible tells us that the mind of the unrepentant is unable to comprehend the things of God:
"because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be" - Romans 8:7
Not only that, but that their minds do not work correctly, at all, whatsoever:
"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." - Romans 1:25
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient" - Romans 1:28
The Greek word translated "reprobate" means "worthless" or "rejected".

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