Too Stupid For Science? Try Religion
Atheists who argue religion in debate groups are too stupid for science. They fall into the same irrational and defensive pattern as a theist. Atheists who know their logical fallacies should be able to hang on to their critical thinking when confronted with believing in their own fairy tales: exotic physics fairy tales.
That's not the point. Atheists who argue theists and use critical thinking and logic should be able to hang on to their reasoning when out of the arena of religion.
Right, but this should be considered a given for any groups of people that hold any particular views.
I find many don't.
And? You'd be hard pressed to find someone who claims to be more rational simply because they are an atheist.
I think I know where you are going, but that is more like an argument from authority fallacy than being stupid.
I doubt anyone can completely avoid making logical fallacies all the time.
PS: A lot of logical fallacies are misused/misinterpreted. Accusing someone else of a logical fallacy probably means you are making one yourself.
All I have to do is say, "String theory is a fairy tale" and the fb atheists that respond to me go nuts. It seems the incessant demand for evidence in the arena of religion doesn't carry over to some physics stories promoted by the media. By the logic of some of my atheist opponents, I could POOF a multiverse into the logic. Maths is not evidence of maths. That's circular logic
Any system has its own assumptions that it makes. Both science and religion have their own assumptions, and this is nothing new. Heck, even the math physics is based on has its own assumptions. It took 400+ pages in Mathamtica Principia to prove 1+1=2. It's simply up to the observer to decide which assumptions he or she is OK with having, and which parts of the system they'll believe since science and religion are contradictory in the way they function but not necessarily contradictory in content.