Alvin Plantinga, Michael Behe, and Paul Draper

In an e-mail conversation, Paul Draper pointed out an error in my review of Plantinga’s most recent book, Where the Conflict Really Lies. The key background is at one point in the book, Plantinga responds to a paper by Draper which was, in turn, a critique of the work of intelligent design advocate Michael Behe. [Read More...]

The ignorance and dishonesty of Christian apologetics, part 1: anti-evolutionism

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I don’t think I’m going to be able to get through writing this post if I try to feign politeness, so let me start by saying that it’s long been clear to me that, in spite of his moderate views on some issues (relative to his fellow evangelicals, anyway) Christian apologist Randal Rauser is not [Read More...]

Reply to a reader having a crisis of faith

A reader having a crisis of faith sent me an e-mail describing his situation; with permission I’m posting excerpts from it with my responses: [Read more...]

William Lane Craig: young-earth creationism is an embarrassment

I’ve had difficulty finding any straightforward statements from William Lane Craig on evolution and creationism. Often, he hedges by throwing a few subtle encouragements to his anti-evolution fans while avoiding saying anything that would identify him. But in a recent podcast, he was very frank about young-earth creationism: [Read more...]

Evolution, original sin, and the problem of evil

Previously: Yes, creationism is religiously motivated [Read more...]

Yes, creationism is religiously motivated

Previously: The evidence for evolution [Read more...]

The evidence for evolution

Previously: Neuroscience and the soul [Read more...]

From the archives: Review of Finding Darwin’s God

I’ve spent the day suffering from writers block over what to say about evolution in the book. I went poking through my own blog archives and discovered a review of Kenneth Miller’s Finding Darwin’s God, originally published in September 2009. To my surprise, I apparently liked it. I’ll need to reread it, or at least parts of [Read More...]

“But lots of scientists are religious!” and other arguments on science and religion

So I’ve resolved to get my book’s section on science finished this month. One thing I want to do in it is address responses to Dawkins’ comments on the relationship between religion and science (and responses to the Gnu Atheists more generally here, but Dawkins is the name that comes up most often in this [Read More...]


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