Introducing Bayes blogging: a review of Richard Carrier’s Proving History, part 1

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I mean to be doing a lot of thinking about probability theory, Bayesianism, etc. over the course of the next few months, perhaps longer. And I’ll be blogging it. Thus begins a (probably irregular) series of posts that I’m going to dub “Bayes blogging,” because it sounds better than “probability blogging.” [Read more...]

Why Craig’s case for the resurrection is dishonest

This is the other post I wanted to do in response to Jeff Lowder. In the first one, I documented a pattern of William Lane Craig misrepresenting his opponents’ views. Here, I’m going to bring together previous points I’ve made about Craig’s case for the resurrection (here and here, among other places), to make it [Read More...]

Craig’s case for the resurrection of Jesus

The Craig’s last major argument for the existence of God is his claim that the resurrection of Jesus can be shown to have happened using standard historical methods. Now, I’ve previously written that  the vast majority of non-Christians (as well as many liberal Christians) don’t think the gospels, the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ life, are historically [Read More...]

Privileging the hypothesis: the most common flaw in arguments for the existence of God

I believe the bad reasoning found in O’Reilly’s argument for the existence of God is just one example of a more general problem  that is very common in arguments for the existence of God, including ones made by professional philosophers of religion. It’s related to the problems discussed in chapter 4, but it’s a little [Read More...]


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