Debate Results!

I participated in a two-against-two debate last night. My partner was Valerie Tarico (Seattle blogger and author), and our opponents were two Catholic professors. [Read more...]

Upcoming Debate: Does God Exist?


I will soon participate in a tag-team debate on the question, “Does God Exist?” If you’re in the Seattle area on May 20, consider watching the fireworks. [Read more...]

How Do Science and Religion Overlap? NOMA Imagines Not at All.

Rocks of Ages

Stephen Jay Gould proposed the idea of Non-Overlapping Magisteria to calm the warring camps of Science and Religion. Well … it was a nice try. [Read more...]

Christian Cowardice and the Suicide Tactic


Variants of the “Suicide Tactic” are popular within the apologetics community. There’s useful advice there, but see it in action and you’ll detect some cowardice underneath. [Read more...]

How Do You Decide What to Believe?

How to cross the ditch?

We come across claims all the time, some reasonable and some farfetched. An influential Enlightenment philosopher has a useful metaphor for deciding what to believe. [Read more...]

Correcting Misinformation While Minimizing the Backfire Effect


The Backfire Effect causes someone to double down on their position when attacked. Here are ways to correct the misinformation without triggering the Backfire Effect. [Read more...]

The Backfire Effect: When Accurate Information Is a Miscalculation

Alphabet soup

When someone has a false belief, what do you do? You try to correct it, right? Be careful—your efforts may backfire. [Read more...]

“Does God Exist?” Debate: Rand Wagner vs. Bob Seidensticker


Here’s the video of my recent debate on the question, “Does God exist?” [Read more...]

Debate Aftermath

Atheist Christian debate

Some thoughts on the recent debate with Christian apologist Rand Wagner. [Read more...]

Upcoming Debate on God’s Existence 11/15/14


Do you live in the western Washington? In a week, I have a debate on the topic, “Does God exist?” [Read more...]