Why Is the Universe Comprehensible?

Why is the universe comprehensible? A primate doesn’t need to be able to understand calculus or quantum physics—and yet we can. Is this evidence of the hand of God? [Read more…]

Christians’ Secret Weapon Against Evolution (2 of 2)

Christian apologist Greg Koukl rejects evolution, and he gives three reasons why. He seems to think that weakness within science (and you can judge if he makes his case) means that his Christian argument wins by default. [Read more…]

Christians’ Secret Weapon Against Evolution (1 of 2)

Christian Creationists can’t win the scientific argument against evolution, so they advance their argument as best they can by going directly to ordinary citizens. Lacking the science, they fall back on something else. [Read more…]

Maybe People CAN Change Their Minds After All

We don’t think like Mr. Spock. Biases and rationalizations and errors make our reasoning imperfect. Understanding those imperfections can help those of us trying to get others to change an intellectual position. [Read more…]

A Response to Evolution Deniers: How Complex Comes from Simple

Creationists often say that DNA’s complexity is proof of God, but there are many examples in nature and math of complex coming from simple. [Read more…]

“DNA is a Program, and Programs Demand a Programmer”: a Response

Science rarely lines up for the benefit of the Christian apologist . . . but is this one of those cases? DNA dictates how to make living cells, which are very complicated. DNA works like software. Is it evidence of God the programmer? [Read more…]

Human Memory: Vivid Doesn’t Mean Accurate

Surely you remember where you were on 9/11. Apologists argue that the remarkable nature of the gospel story meant that it was recorded correctly. But an example shows the dramatic difference between a vivid memory and an accurate one. [Read more…]

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…]