The Design Hypothesis, DNA, and Dysteleology

Man as chemical factory (German, 1926)

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...]

Breaking: Seattle Chapter of The Satanic Temple Prepared for Satanic Invocation Tonight in Bremerton

Logo of The Satanic Temple

A local football coach has been violating church-state separation laws by praying with his team on the field after games. This has got to stop, even if it means bringing in The Satanic Temple. [Read more...]

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

Spiral galaxy NGC 3521

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.

Witch Head nebula

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

Using Bayes Theorem to Decide How Likely the Jesus Miracle Stories

Michael weighs souls (painting, 1440s)

How can probability be used to clarify the God question? A quick (and easy) summary of Bayes Theorem will provide a useful tool in weighing competing claims. [Read more...]

Is America the Greatest Country in the World? A Rant.

American flag in fireworks

Imagine the farewell speech from a politician dropping out of politics where all the impolitic things he’s wanted to say for years come spilling out. Here’s such a swan song from a politician who has much to say about things nice people don’t talk about: politics and religion. [Read more...]

Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem” (2 of 2)

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman

Let’s conclude our look at Greg Koukl’s analysis of the Problem of Evil, as applied to Israelite genocide in Canaan. We’re on the same page that this is a tough problem for Christianity, but I’m not sure that his resolution is as complete as he thinks. [Read more...]

Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem”

“Victory of Joshua Over the Amalekites” (1625)

A popular evangelical Christian wrestles with the Problem of Evil. He’s confident that he’s got this persistent problem under control. Take a look and see if that optimism is well placed. [Read more...]

Not Even Hitler Can Help This Christian Argument

Nazi-friendly Norwegian party, 1942

Christian apologists sometimes argue for objective moral wrong by pointing to the Holocaust as an example. With a little thought, however, that argument turns out to be very embarrassing for the Christian position. [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...]