Pragmatists in America: What an irony!

Baseball may be popular in America, but the sport hasn’t really taken hold in many other countries. Its philosophical equivalent is pragmatism. – David Edmonds, of Philosophy Bites.

According to the Pragmatists, a statement is meaningless if it’s not empirically viable (aka if it can’t be tested). Thus, “There is a god” is a meaningless statement.

The pragmatists movement began in America in the late 19th century. It’s such an irony that the birthplace of this movement is in America, given the prevalence of religiosity there.