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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 06:53 PM

1. When you talk about survival ...

 

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are you imagining survival under some idealized living arrangements?

"Could intelligence be highly reliable for matters of survival, but not for philosophical matters? I suppose so, but I see no strong case for assuming that."

If the Bible deals with, among other things, philosophical matters, and if the Bible is a product of human intelligence, and if human intelligence is highly reliable for philosophical matters, then ...?

I anticipate that some people will say that cultural conditions prevented human intelligence from being reliable on philosophical matters while the Bible was being written, while Christianity was the official religion of the Roman Empire, and during the medieval period.

How do we know that cultural conditions are now adequate to allow human intelligence to be reliable for philosophical matters?

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