“I’m using the term rational to define that which can be scientifically verified whereas the irrational has, or seems to have, no basis in scientific terms. Rational is that which is based on facts or reason, often referred to as evidence based. There are no facts that say a piece of hematite will drive off Deep Ones or anything else for that matter. It won’t help you organise your thinking, decrease negativity, bring balance to your mind-spirit connection (whatever that is) or make your penis bigger. (Many things make that last claim and that’s b****cks too.) In this case these ideas are irrational because there is no evidence for these claims.”
Abridged extract from In SatNav We Trust – A search for meaning through the historic counties of England.
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A philosophical travelogue through the historic counties of England exploring belief, rationalism, science and religion. A personal journey, autobiographical account, philosophical musings & characters along the way – a unique interpretation of life’s big questions using historic architecture, heritage, history & engineering, to explore & reflect on concepts of science & belief.
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