Best sources for getting informed about global warming?

I’m thinking of doing a series of blog posts on global warming. Part of the reason is this: If someone tells me they don’t believe in evolution, it’s easy for me to tell them where to start their reading. I tell them to read Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth, Jerry Coyne’s Why Evolution [Read More...]

Arguments we shouldn’t be having

So a few days ago Natalie Reed wrote this great post titled “God Does Not Love Trans People.” Then our friend Be Scofield posted a totally missing the point response. I’m going to start by quoting the paragraph from Natalie that Scofield quoted from, only quoting the entire thing rather than just part of it. [Read More...]

The fine-tuning argument and the simulation argument

Probably the worst feature of the “fine-tuning argument” (mentioned last week) is that it’s always presented as an argument for the existence of God, which it plainly isn’t. It’s just an argument for some kind of designer or other. And “some kind of designer or other” might not be anything at all like God as [Read More...]

Bayesian arguments: Swinburne, Collins, and the McGrews

In a previous thread, Caleb O wrote: [Read more...]

Empirical poltics, also abortion

I’m always baffled by how ready many people are to declare anything and everything “not an empirical issue,” without any kind of argument, as if it were just obvious what things are not empirical issues. It’s one thing to say that about, say, ethics, but I have no idea why anyone thinks that’s a sensible [Read More...]

From the archives: The state of biblical scholarship, philosophy, and atheism

This was originally written in April of last year. It’s a response to a long question that I had gotten in a blog comment. Note that even though the question included a lot of mistaken assumptions, it was still a very useful springboard for writing a post, in part because it gave me an idea [Read More...]

Playing gotcha with philosophical jargon

Philosopher Bill Vallicella has a response to what he calls an “outburst” by Jerry Coyne. He focuses on the following “sophomoric blunder”: [Read more...]


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