Talk:Argument from desire

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All the "Critisms" of this argument suck. They are all mostly refuted by rereading the article. Jasonlfunk (talk) 01:25, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, the criticisms section is bunk. I'm going to go put an "original research" tag on it, if I can figure out how to do that. Misterbailey (talk) 04:24, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Changed my mind. I deleted the criticisms section, since it was basically a waste of space. A criticisms section would be good, but this was nothing more than "here's why the argument is wrong," which is not at all appropriate. A "criticisms" section would document criticisms that notable thinkers have made of this argument, and would not synthesize original or partly original arguments, however valid the criticisms might be. Misterbailey (talk) 04:36, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, you're right, the criticism is a little OR. I personally think this argument is amongst the weakest of all the arguments in this section of wikipedia, but fully udnerstand that in itself, that isn't enough. A bit of searching turned up at least one valid citation where the argument has been disputed, so I have put the criticism section back in, but on a different basis- this time around instances where it has been rejected. It is a lot smaller, as this argument appears to be pretty rarely used to justify belief in God, but still. I will add more sources as I find them.122.106.160.244 (talk) 10:51, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, this looks good. Misterbailey (talk) 02:37, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
No probs. Found another source from Sigmund Freud, who is a bit more notable from the others, so I've slotted that in as well. I think it looks pretty good now.122.106.160.244 (talk) 06:10, 5 March 2009 (UTC)