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…]

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…]

10 Tips for Dealing with Creationists

Creationists say the craziest things. Let’s look at some of the higher-level errors they make. Consider this a dose of Creationist vaccine. [Read more…]

Are We Just Molecules in Motion?

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…]

Which Does Technology Benefit More: Christianity or Atheism?

The internet is being used both to spread Christianity and to undercut it. Which worldview benefits more from technology? [Read more…]

Making Sense of “Survival of the Fittest”

Creationists seem determined to misunderstand Darwin. Let’s straighten out one term, “survival of the fittest.” [Read more…]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With (2 of 2)

Some casually apologists toss around the idea of infinity. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. (Concluded) [Read more…]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With

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