Arguments

@alexandershortt · 18 hours ago
True by Proof
Abortion is immoral

1.

Murder of an innocent life is immoral

2.

Life begins at conception

3.

A fetus is a life

4.

A fetus is innocent

5.

Abortion is immoral
@alexandershortt · 2 days ago
False by Proof
Reality is infinite

1.

Infinity is not computable

2.

Reality is emergent from computation

3.

Reality is infinite
@alexandershortt · 2 days ago
True by Proof
God exists

1.

There are at present contingent beings

2.

Not all beings are contingent

3.

There is at least one necessary being

4.

Every necessary being either has its necessity caused by another or has its necessity itself

5.

There cannot be an infinite series of necessary beings each having its necessity caused by another

6.

There is a necessary being having of itself its own necessity

7.

God is known as a necessary being having of itself its own necessity

8.

God exists
@alexandershortt · 2 days ago
True by Proof
Not all beings are contingent

1.

All beings are contingent

2.

If all beings are contingent, then at one time nothing existed

3.

Whatever begins to exist is caused to begin to exist by something else already existing

4.

If at one time nothing existed, then nothing would have existed at a later time

5.

If at one time nothing existed, then nothing exists now

6.

If all beings are contingent, nothing exists now

7.

Something exists now

8.

Not all beings are contingent
@alexandershortt · 2 days ago
False by Proof
God cannot be omniscient, good, and omnipotent

1.

God is omniscient, omnipotent, and wholly good

2.

It was not within God's power to create a world containing moral good but no moral evil

3.

God created a world containing moral good

4.

There is evil

5.

God cannot be omniscient, good, and omnipotent
@alexandershortt · 3 days ago
True by Proof
God exists

1.

Without God, there would be no objective morality

2.

Objective morality exists

3.

God exists
@Rats_n_Zingers · 02/16/24
False by Proof
It is not the case that mental properties are reducible to physical properties

1.

Mary is an opthalmolagist in a black and white room and knows all the facts about the human eye seeing the color red

2.

Mary leaves her black and white room and learns that the color red affects a certain conscious experience different from black and white

3.

When Mary leaves her black and white room, she learns a new fact about seeing red

4.

There is a fact about seeing red that Mary does not know before leaving the black and white room

5.

Mary knows all the physical facts about seeing red before she leaves her black and white room

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There is a fact about seeing red that is not a physical fact

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Seeing red is not reducible to a physical property

8.

It is not the case that mental properties are reducible to physical properties
@alexandershortt · 02/15/24
True by Proof
It is not possible for an evil being of supreme power to convince me that I am thinking when it is false that I am thinking

1.

An evil being has convinced me that I am thinking, but I am not thinking

2.

I am convinced that I am thinking

3.

I am not thinking

4.

I am convinced of something

5.

If I am convinced of something, I must be thinking

6.

I am thinking

7.

I am not thinking and I am thinking

8.

It is not possible for an evil being of supreme power to convince me that I am thinking when it is false that I am thinking
@alexandershortt · 02/15/24
True by Proof
I am thinking

1.

For any proposition P: If it is not possible for an evil being of supreme power to convince me of P when P is false, then I cannot rationally doubt P

2.

It is not possible for an evil being of supreme power to convince me that I am thinking when it is false that I am thinking

3.

I cannot rationally doubt that I am thinking

4.

I am thinking
@alexandershortt · 02/15/24
True by Proof
I exist

1.

If I am thinking, then I exist

2.

I am thinking

3.

I exist
@alexandershortt · 02/14/24
True by Proof
God exists

1.

God is mentioned in Genesis 1:1

2.

god exists