J. Brian Pitts: Why the Big Bang Singularity Does Not Help the Kalam Cosmological Argument for Theism

Abstract: The cosmic singularity provides negligible evidence for creation in the finite past, and hence theism. A physical theory might have no metric or multiple metrics, so a ‘beginning’ must involve a first moment, not just finite age. Whether one dismisses singularities or takes them seriously, physics licenses no first moment. The analogy between the Big Bang and stellar gravitational collapse indicates that a Creator is re … [Read more...]

Paul Draper’s Chapter, “Christian Theism and Life on Earth”

Keywords:Christian theism and life on earth; arguments against Christian theism, CT and IN; comparing Christian theism (“CT”) to “indifference naturalism”; IN, a form of naturalism and CT, supernaturalism; evolution, on special creationism as false; implication of God's “rationality,” creating a universe; theistic objections to special creationism; methodological naturalism, in the physical sciences; IN and CT, and accuracy, to the condition of life on earth; evolution, theists the belief, of God … [Read more...]

Interesting Reference to The Empty Tomb

Since the resurrection is the central event of Christian history, Plantinga at the very least should make the effort to weigh the evidence for and against this event. Swinburne believes the evidence is quite high that the biblical accounts of the resurrection are literally true; others who have investigated the matter sharply disagree.[35]-----------------------[35] See, for instance, Robert M. Price and Jeffrey J. Lowder eds., The Empty Tomb:Jesus Beyond the Grave (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus, … [Read more...]

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...]