Paul Draper’s Essay, “Darwin’s Argument from Evil”

The entire chapter is available for free courtesy of Google Books. You may need to be logged into a Google account in order to view this.LINK … [Read more...]

NBC: See Jesus in toast? Elvis on a chip? Science tells who sees faces in objects

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Pre-Op MTF TS Nudity in a Women’s Restroom?

In an earlier post, I mentioned Lydia McGrew's team blog, What's Wrong with the World. I've been reading several of the articles there and came across this."There is no bottom of the hill"Dr. McGrew blogs about a recent case in American state of Washington, where a pre-operative ("pre-op")* Male-to-Female (M2F) transsexual named Colleen Francis. Although the news report does not refer to Colleen Francis as a pre-op M2F, I am assuming that she must be pre-op otherwise the teenage girls would … [Read more...]

CNN: Election results raise questions about Christian right’s influence

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Lydia McGrew’s Team Blog

This isn't new, but worth mentioning. Lydia McGrew has a team blog, What's Wrong with the World: Dispatches from the 10th Crusade. Its stated purpose is to oppose Jihad and Liberalism. Liberalism is defined in a way that seems to include atheism.LINK … [Read more...]

Loftus and Reppert on Probabilities

John Loftus stirs the pot with his recent post, "Should We Think Exclusively in Terms of Probabilities or Not?"Victor Reppert responds in, "But How Shall we Follow Probabilities?"I think I agree with Loftus when he writes, we "should think exclusively in terms of the probabilities." If I understand Reppert, I am pretty sure he agrees also.I'm not convinced, however, that a Christian's degree of belief that Jesus rose from the dead must necessarily exceed that which can be justified based on the … [Read more...]

Atheistic Objections to FFRF’s Winter Solstice Banner

Ophelia Benson blogs about FFRF's request for an "equal time" display of a "Winter Solstice banner" at a courthouse in Texas. Here is the text of the banner, which I believe is the same text the FFRF has been using on banners and other displays for at least 15 years.“At this Season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves m … [Read more...]

Is This What Happens When Children are Homeschooled?

This is a letter to the editor of a New Zealand paper, The Northern Outlook.   HT: Evan Fales … [Read more...]