Hitchens’s Razor 2.0

To the Chief Musician. Set to “Mahalath.” A Contemplation of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good.

(Psalms 53:1) NKJV

Rather than demonstrating that “science” is based on evidence whereas faith isn’t, Christopher Hitchens showed, ironically, that he didn’t understand what evidence is or how it’s used.

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Primary or Secondary?

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

(Isaiah 5:20) NKJV

Hitchens’s razor works by assuming that secondary sources of evidence, vetted and approved by peer review to be compliant with the popular science narrative (SciPop), are primary sources of evidence.

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Epistemological Abuse

You shall have honest scales, an honest ephah, and an honest bath.

(Ezekiel 45:10) NKJV

Hitchens’s razor demonstrates a failure to understand what evidence is and how it’s used. Try Matty’s razor: we all have exactly the same evidence. What we believe it’s evidence of is determined by our choice of paradigm.

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