Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Fine Tuning

Frank Turek argues that the fine tuning of the cosmological constants argues in favor of theism. Let’s take a look.
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Revisiting the Kalam Cosmological Argument (3 of 3)

Let’s revisit the popular Christian apologetic, the Kalam argument, by investigating rebuttals to 11 objections. See if they’re effective, and see how much of my original argument remains. (3 of 3) [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument for Theism is Criminal

Frank Turek uses the acronym CRIMES to organize the six arguments he makes for theism in a recent book. Let’s examine them one by one. [Read more…]

“A Universe That’s Understandable Points to God,” but How Understandable Is the Universe?

Christian apologists point to a universe that is understandable by physics, mathematics, and other disciplines as evidence of God. That kind of order shows the hand of God! But let’s first ask ourselves how understandable the universe actually is. [Read more…]

Do Souls Exist? Science Says No.

Research from neuroscience and physics show that there is no good reason to imagine that souls actually exist. We’ll start with the guy in the photo. A blasting accident shot an iron rod through his head, but he survived to give science early evidence of the mind/brain connection. [Read more…]

Do Atheists Borrow From the Christian Worldview? A Parable.

We’re told, “The atheist borrows from the Christian worldview!” But dig into this claim, and you’ll see there’s nothing there. Here’s a parable that illustrates the issue. [Read more…]

Alternative Medicine, Bible Style: Jesus’s Bizarre Approach to Medicine

Look at the different kinds of healing miracles Jesus does in the gospels. Are they any more effective than debunked alternative medicines? [Read more…]

Why Does the Bible Have No Recipe for Soap?

Soap wasn’t known to the ancients, but it’s not hard to make. Why do we find no recipe for it in the Bible? Is “God has his reasons” enough, or does this say something about the truth of the Bible? [Read more…]

10 Reasons to Not Believe Christianity Until You Believe in Aliens

The Christian accepts the claims of the gospels. Contrast this with another claim: that aliens have visited the earth. Since that claim beats the Jesus story on every point, who could believe Christianity before aliens? [Read more…]

Games Creationists Play: 7 Tricks to Watch Out For

Suppose you’re a conservative politician and you want to pick and choose your science based on how it pleases you. How do you justify that? Here are some tricks to use if you want to support that agenda (or to watch out for if you actually care about the science). [Read more…]