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…]

Would God Want You to Tell a Gunman, “Yes, I’m a Christian”?

Imagine a gunman in a college classroom. One by one, he goes through the students, demanding to know if they are Christian. He kills each who say they are. One Christian blogger says that Christians can’t lie if faced with this situation. [Read more…]

Weak Analogies? Is That the Best You Can Do to Prove God?

How do you describe the relationship between you and Jesus? It’s similar to an ordinary person-to-person relationship … or so goes the popular analogy. Think about it for a moment, however, and this analogy falls apart. [Read more…]

Lawyer Thinking, Revisited

Podcaster J. Warner Wallace has pushed back against my “Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking” post. Let’s give him a hearing. [Read more…]

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? Geisler and Turek’s Moral Argument (Part 4).

We conclude our critique of the moral argument in “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.” [Read more…]

Four Blood Moons: the Ultimate Punchline Is Nigh (2 of 2)

One more shopping day before the Apocalypse! Let’s try to infer from John Hagee’s weak argument what’s supposed to actually happen. [Read more…]

Four Blood Moons: the Ultimate Punchline Is Nigh

We’re just a few days away from the slow-motion warning that God has reportedly been sending us for the last year and a half. Here’s the latest from the front lines of the Apocalypse. [Read more…]

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? Geisler and Turek’s Moral Argument (Part 3).

We continue exploring the moral argument in “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist” (3 of 4) [Read more…]

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? Geisler and Turek’s Moral Argument (Part 2).

We continue exploring the moral argument in “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.” [Read more…]