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Magic vs. Technology

Promotional poster for Thurston the magician (1915)

Jesus performs miracles in the Bible, but are they really all that impressive? Compare them to what we can do with boring old technology, and they may not stand up. [Read more...]

Principle of Analogy

Bob Price, the Bible Geek

Some events are common in our everyday lives. When we see one of these, we know what bin to put it in. Other events are common, but only as legends–raising from the dead, for example. Here’s the principle behind this natural categorization. [Read more...]

Gospels vs. the Perfect Miracle Claim

Tinker Bell

We can argue back and forth for hours about the quality of the evidence in the gospels, but to understand the evidence, let’s simplify. Drop the problematic aspects of the gospel story and ask yourself if this makes it more credible … or less. [Read more...]

Public Challenge: Show Me a Miracle

Click for Atheist Pig cartoon “Proof is a Burden”

Miracle claims are a little out of vogue. Where they’re made, they’re rarely splashed across the front pages but remain within their small religious community. Let’s investigate a particular bold claim to see if it holds up. [Read more...]

The Evolving Jesus Story

The gospel story grew with time, and the New Testament books themselves record this evolution. [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...]

Principle of Analogy

I recently found the name for a simple and common sense idea that is often abused in apologetics circles, the Principle of Analogy. Bob Price described it this way: We don’t know that things have always happened the way they do now.  But unless we assume that, we can’t infer anything about the past.  If [Read More...]


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