Suppose you’re a conservative politician and you want to pick and choose your science based on how it pleases you. How do you justify that? Here are some tricks to use if you want to support that agenda (or to watch out for if you actually care about the science). Read more

Every year, tabloid magazines give psychics’ predictions for that year. And every year, those predictions succeed no better than chance. Evangelical Christian pundits are eager for the end times, but their predictions are just as bad. Read more

That pesky scientific consensus gets in the way so often that conservatives often prefer to pick their own consensus. Here’s another attempt at justifying this. Read more

Listen up, atheists! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. We’ve asked Christians what it would take them to change their minds. Now: what would it take for you to change YOURS? Read more

We’ve looked at conservative Christians’ early dating of the gospels. Now let’s consider scholars’ consensus opinion. Read more

Different groups of Bible fans use different dates for the writing of the gospels. Consider conservative Christians’ early dating of the gospels to see if the reasoning holds up. Read more

How impervious is Christianity to contrary evidence? Does it blunder on in spite of clear evidence that its claims are false? Or are Christians eager to follow the evidence where it leads? Read more

Christianity has tens of thousands of denominations and unaffiliated congregations and counting. The grounds are fertile outside of Christianity as well, and new religions are continually springing up. What does this diversity say about the truth of religion? Read more

It’s Christmas time! Here are a few Christmas-themed posts from the vault. Read more

A Christmas movie shows that Christian apologists’ gnashing of teeth is empty blather. Read more

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