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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...]

Humor: Paranormal Activity

Hmm … maybe there’s something to that whole psychic thing after all. [Read more...]

F**kin’ Magnets—How do They Work?

This popular meme from 2010 comes from a song that celebrates wonder at the universe but also celebrates ignorance. Christians sometimes wallow in a similar ignorance when it suits them. Magnets are pretty well understood, as is much of the rest of reality, thanks to science. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Hyperactive Agency Detection

In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday on February 12, let’s look at some concepts that tie together religion and evolution. [Read more...]

How Science Works (and How Christianity Thinks it Wins)

Creationists like to point to discarded ideas that science has left behind—geocentrism, Piltdown Man, ether, the steady-state universe. What they don’t seem to realize is that science’s ability to change in the face of new facts is a strength, not a weakness. [Read more...]

Don’t Move the Goalposts

Apologists often say about the puzzling questions at the limits of science, “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...]

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...]

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...]


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