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What’s Skeptical About Skepticism?

A year or so ago, after I gave a talk on God and science, a gentleman expressed his doubt concerning the principle of non-contradiction.

The principle of non-contradiction is a self-evident first principle of reason upon which all knowledge is built. It states something cannot be and not-be in the same respect at the same place and time. Aristotle identified this principle as “the most certain of all principles” (Metaphysics IV.3).

The gentleman’s doubt exemplifies a radical form of skepticism that tends to doubt everything, even the first principles of knowledge—it’s…

http://www.catholic.com/blog/karlo-broussard/whats-skeptical-about-skepticism-0


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Adult Stem Cells Yield “Miraculous Results” as They Reverse Condition of Patients With MS

The U.K. press are reporting heartening results for the use of adult stem cells to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), including descriptions of “remarkable” improvements and “miraculous” results. Yet this is not hype; these are descriptions from some of the doctors themselves, who treated the patients, made detailed examinations of their progress, and scientifically validated the observations. …

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/01/19/adult-stem-cells-yield-miraculous-results-as-they-reverse-condition-of-patients-with-ms/