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How Do We Know the Moon ISN’T Made of Green Cheese?

The full moon does look rather like a wheel of cheese, doesn’t it?

We all know that the moon isn’t made of green cheese. But is this knowledge justified? And what can this process tell us about more provocative claims such as “Jesus rose from the dead”? [Read more...]

Bungling the Facts Behind Evolution

Evolution of horse

An apologetic for politicians who attack science falls short. [Read more...]

Why Pretend That There Is a Soul?

Neuroscience, brain, mind, and soul

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...]

Magic vs. Technology

Promotional poster for Thurston the magician (1915)

Jesus performs miracles in the Bible, but are they really all that impressive? Compare them to what we can do with boring old technology, and they may not stand up. [Read more...]

Religion is to Science as Homeopathy is to Medicine

How reliable are the medicine or cures in the Bible Jesus New Testament

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

Argument from Design Busted!

How DNA is like a Rube Goldberg machine

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. [Read more...]

Design Hypothesis: DNA and Dysteleology

Creationism, evolution, and the Design Hypothesis

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...]

Reject the Scientific Consensus? How Do You Justify THAT?

Explain why you reject the consensus

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...]

Are We Just Molecules in Motion?

Diagram of water molecule

Can a mechanistic view of the human brain explain consciousness or morality? Some Christian apologists say no, but they need to see these properties as emergent phenomena. [Read more...]

Don’t Move the Goalposts, Again

Students take goalposts after football victory

About the puzzling questions at the limits of science, apologists often say, “If you can’t answer them, we can!” For the old questions (such as “What causes disease?” or “What causes drought?”) this claim is now laughable. Why is Christianity’s claim to answer the new questions any less so? [Read more...]


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