Atheism and Leibniz

by Eric Steinhart The cosmological argument is really a family of arguments. Some of the cosmological arguments are very concrete. Aquinas’s Second Way and the Kalam Argument (popularized by William Lane Craig) reason back to some first cause of the universe at the beginning of time. Atheists (like Quentin Smith) have given various replies to [Read More...]

The Secret Agreement between Atheists and Theists

by Eric Steinhart Atheists and theists have a strange secret agreement. You can see it if you look at the way they treat the arguments for God, like the cosmological argument. The theists say: (1) If the reasoning in the cosmological argument is correct, then God exists. (2) The reasoning in the cosmological argument is [Read More...]

The Fine Tuning Argument Debunked

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Defending The Apparent Truth Of Evolution’s Mindlessness

Last Christmas Eve, I argued that the belief that God “guided evolution” was not a rationally respectable way to reconcile science with faith but rather it was essentially an effective denial of the theory of natural selection, in its scientifically explanatory sense. Part of the revolutionary character of the discovery of evolution by natural selection [Read More...]

Pat Tillman In Hell? (Or “How NOT To Proselytize”)

John writes in to trivialize the tragic death of Pat Tillman because he was *gasp*—an atheist: I wanted to leave a comment about Pat Tillmans death in afganistan, while it is tragic, the greater tragedy is that if he was an athiest, He died not knowing ( or not believing )that Jesus died on the [Read More...]

All Things Dull And Ugly

Earlier this afternoon, I encouraged us to sing a hymn about how all things bright and beautiful were made by evolution. While many religious believers and non-believers alike could sing that song together, I worry some religious believers who do not believe in evolution may have been left out of all the fun and singing. [Read More...]

How To Get Something From Nothing!

Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel explains! (And in an accessible way which includes lots of pictures and comic strips!) (via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Atheism Tapes: Philosopher Colin McGinn

Below is a good video in which Colin McGinn first talks in personal terms about he became an atheist and then the philosophical case for atheism: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Disambiguating Faith: Faith Which Exploits Infinitesimal Probabilities As Openings For Strong Affirmations

Pete C. argues that because our comprehension is limited, it is hubris for us to rule out faith in things that alleged to go beyond it: I’m not sure where I fall in the spectrum of agnosticism (if i belong there at all) so I can’t really self identify. But I will offer an explanation [Read More...]


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