Part of a series which began with Fake news and the ethics of belief.
The last few articles (from Fake news and the ethics of belief to If only) have been getting increasingly technical.
It would be unfortunate if this meant losing sight of why I think this stuff about belief and evidence matters.
I am therefore going to backtrack a bit and, at risk of repetition, spell out what for me is the point of all this.
The Nine Lessons and Carols is a Christian service traditionally associated with Christmas Eve. It is horrible stuff.
The First Lesson is from Genesis 3: 8–19: