Why Map of World Religions but not World Science?

Map of world religions

A map of world religions shows that, in contrast to science, religious answers to life’s Big Questions depend on location—hardly a compelling foundation on which to build truth claims. [Read more...]

The Powerful “Like What?” Test

Elvis Presley promoting film “Jailhouse Rock”

A plausible natural explanation beats the supernatural explanation. But even when you have an implausible explanation, it can still look a lot more reasonable. [Read more...]

World Premiere: The Magician’s Twin

Clive Staples Lewis

I attended the premiere of the Discovery Institute’s new video about C.S. Lewis and science. Though well produced, the agenda showed through. [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...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With (2 of 2)

Some apologists toss around the idea of infinity easily and comfortably. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. (Second of a 2-part post.) [Read more...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With

Some apologists toss around the idea of infinity easily and comfortably. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. [Read more...]

Claims that Prayer Cures Disease

Claims that prayer actually does work aren’t hard to find. Getting a plausible, evidence-based claim is much more difficult. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Argument from Authority (and How Consensus Fits In)

The claim “That’s an Argument from Authority Fallacy!” is common. But when is it actually a fallacy? And when can the Argument from Authority be valid? [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Survival of the Fittest

This phrase wasn’t in Darwin’s original edition and is often misunderstood. [Read more...]

The Moon Isn’t Made of Green Cheese … Is 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 interesting claims such as “Jesus rose from the dead”? [Read more...]