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…]

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

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.

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

Sean Carroll Slaps Down Fine Tuning Argument

Physicist Sean Carroll gives five responses to the apologist’s argument that the universe was finely tuned. He includes a provocative list of features of reality predicted by theism and naturalism to see which explains reality better. [Read more…]

God’s Diminishing Power

Is it just me, or have demonstrations of God’s power waned over time? From creating the world, he’s been reduced to appearing on toast. [Read more…]

Stephen Hawking Speaks

Stephen Hawking inspired an excellent and approachable video that explains the Big Bang and why Science has no need for a Creator. [Read more…]

John Lennox Responds to Stephen Hawking

Dr. John Lennox, a math professor at the University of Oxford, visited Seattle recently to respond to Stephen Hawking’s recent The Grand Design (co-written with Leonard Mlodinow).  I’ll give a brief summary of the main points Lennox made with a few comments. In his book, Hawking says: Because there is a law such as gravity, [Read More…]