The Bible’s Confused Relationship with Science (2 of 2)

The Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, a nonlinear chemical oscillator, in a Petri dish

Modern science? It’s been in the Bible all along, and we just didn’t have the faith to see it! Let’s wrap up the investigation of this bold claim. [Read more...]

The Bible’s Confused Relationship with Science

Spiral galaxy M101

Christian apologists eagerly point out the many places where the Bible gives us new science that was unknown to the ancients. Well, what would you expect for a book inspired by the omniscient creator of the universe? Let’s investigate. [Read more...]

Parallels to Christians’ Selective Use of Science

Advanced Test Reactor at Idaho National Laboratory (the blue glow is Cherenkov radiation)

Let’s give Christianity a break for a moment and look at a typically liberal attitude in which there is selective use of science. What parallels do we find with Christians’ unscientific attitudes? [Read more...]

Argument from Design BUSTED!

U.S. Rube Goldberg stamp, 1995

DNA is marvelously complicated, but mere complexity can make us miss the real issues. When we examine DNA and the sloppy way it’s put together, the Argument from Design collapses. We’ll also consider Christian defenses of the argument. [Read more...]

The Design Hypothesis, DNA, and Dysteleology

Man as chemical factory (German, 1926)

Teleology says that life shows the hand of a designer; dysteleology says the reverse. Four aspects of DNA—the c-value enigma, pseudogenes, endogenous retroviruses, and atavisms—make a clear case for the latter. [Read more...]

How Does the Kalam Cosmological Argument Suck? Let Me Count the Ways. (2 of 2)

Spiral galaxy NGC 3521

The first premise to William Lane Craig’s Kalam argument didn’t fare so well last time. Let’s move on to the second premise. [Read more...]

How Does the Kalam Cosmological Argument Suck? Let Me Count the Ways.

Witch Head nebula

The venerable Cosmological Argument has many variations, and the Kalam version is the most popular. Let’s see if it holds up. [Read more...]

You Don’t Like the Scientific Consensus? Ignore it Away.


I argue that we are obliged to accept the consensus in a scientific field of which we’re not a part, but not everyone is happy with that approach. Let’s at one argument for how to dismiss an annoying scientific consensus. [Read more...]

Reject the Scientific Consensus? How Do You Justify THAT?

Is a scientific consensus inconvenient? Then just handwave a reason to reject it! Though this is a popular response to unwanted scientific conclusions, it is intellectually indefensible. [Read more...]

Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking

Consider two kinds of thinking. Each has its place, but we fool ourselves when we use one but pretend that we’re using another. [Read more...]