Teekandl vom Russell

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Bertrand Russel (1907)

S Teekandl vom Russell (vo engl. Russell's teapot) is a Religionsparodie in Form vo am Analogismus. Sie geht af an Afsatz vom Mathematika und Philosophn Bertrand Russell ausm Joa 1952 zruck.

Nochn Teekandl vom Russel is s ned de Afgob vom Skeptizismus, tradiate religiese Onohma z falsifizian, sondan im Gegntei, de Religion steht in da Bringschuid fian Beweis.

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“If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.”

„Wann I sogn dadat, dass zwischn Eadn und Mars a Teekandl aus Porzlan gabat, wo in oana elliptischn Bohn um de Sun kroasat, nacha kennt neamd mei Behaptung wiedalegn, vorausgsetzt I mechat voasichtshoiba dazuafign, dass des Teekandl vui z kloa warad, ois dass mit unsan steakstn Teleskopn gsegn wean kenntat. Owa wann i weida behaptn dadat, des Ozweifln vo meina Behaptung warad wieda de menschliche Vanumft, kenntat ognumma wean, dass I Unsinn vazapfad. Wann owa de Existenz vo so am Teekandl in uroidn Biachln beschriem warad, jedn Sundog ois heilige Woarheit predigt wean dadat, in da Schui dena Kindan eigimpft wean dadat, nacha dadat an s Ozweifln vo dera Woarheit zum Sondaling stempen. In am aufkleatn Zeitoida häds da Zweifla schnäi mit am Psychiata z doa, in friahara Zeit mit am Inquisitor.“

Bertrand Russell: Is There a God?[1]

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Da Richard Dawkins hot zum Teekandl vom Russell wia foigt Stejung bezogn:

„Da Grund, weshoib organisiate Religion offane Feindschoft vadeant, is, dass Religion, andas ois da Glaum ans Teekandl vom Russell, Mocht hot, koane Steian zoid und systematisch an Kinda weidagem wead, wo z jung san, dass sa si weahn kina....“

iwasetzt aus Richard Dawkins: A Devil's Chaplain: Selected Essays (boar. A Kaplan vom Deifi)[2]

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  1. Is There a God? (,Gibts an God?‘) von Bertrand Russell cfpf.org.uk von The Campaign for Philosophical Freedom (,Da Fäidzug fia philosophische Freiheit‘)
  2. Richard Dawkins: A Devil's Chaplain. Selected Essays (,A Kaplan vom Deifi: Gsammete Essays‘), Houghton Mifflin Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Boston 2003, ISBN 0-618-33540-4