Long Live Russell’s Blessed Teapot

23 01 2011

From Wikipedia:

Russell’s teapot, sometimes called the Celestial Teapot, Cosmic Teapot or Bertrand’s teapot, is an analogy first coined by the philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), intended to refute the idea that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon the skeptic to disprove unfalsifiable claims of religions.
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Russell’s teapot is essentially used as a metaphorical example that absence of proof is essentially proof of absence.

And I now have a new contender for my first tattoo.

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23 01 2011
The Lady B

The question is: Has anyone seen it weep? 😉

23 01 2011
phantomposter

The Teapot, The Invisible Pink Unicorn, The Flying Spaghetti Monster, and Raptor Jesus all hang out together.

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