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Making Sense of “Survival of the Fittest”

Survival of the Fittest

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

Pygmies, Buffalo, and Christian Hardwiring

Mbuti pygmies with explorer Osa Johnson, 1930

A fascinating example of how one’s environment programs how we see things demands that we ask the same question about Christianity. [Read more...]

Tracking Animals, Tracking God

White Tailed Deer

Tracking animals is hard, but with much practice, a tracker can reliably find wild animals. How does that compare with tracking down God? [Read more...]

Proof, Theory, Law, and all That

Lots of equations

Saying “Evolution is just a theory” is like saying “He only won the Nobel Peace Prize.” In science, a theory is as good as it gets. Evolution deniers in particular often get this wrong. Let’s review “theory,” “law,” and similar components of scientific conclusions to make sure they’re used correctly. [Read more...]

WHAT God? Religion Keeps Not Finding Him.

Religion Tree

There’s a new marvelously complicated tree of world religions that illustrates our evolving interpretations of the divine. What does it mean that these forms of belief are diverging? [Read more...]

The Hypothetical God Fallacy + The Problem of Evil

God not found

Let’s wrap up an analysis of a Christian rejection of the Problem of Evil and label an all-too-common Christian fallacy. [Read more...]

Don’t Like Abortion? Then Support Sex Education.

Sex ed

An excellent infographic makes clear the problems caused by poor sex education. [Read more...]

Where Are the Good Christian Arguments? + The Problem of Evil

Nothing here

Let’s use a Christian response to the Problem of Evil to illustrate a common frustration: finding interesting and challenging Christian apologetic arguments. [Read more...]

A Christian Apologist Wrestles Euthyphro and Loses

Sumo wrestlers

The Euthyphro dilemma is a venerable problem for the Christian apologist. They try to wriggle free, but they get squashed to the ground eventually. [Read more...]

Ray Comfort’s Anti-Abortion Video “180”

Hitler

Ray Comfort’s “180” documentary spends little time arguing against abortion, and no time making coherent, intellectual arguments against abortion. What it does talk about is predictable. [Read more...]


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