Debate with Justin Martyr [Index Post]

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In June of 2010, I had a debate with Justin Martyr of the now defunct blog The Faith Heuristic on the topic "R: The Evidence Supports the Existence of God."  Unfortunately Justin has taken down his blog in the interim, so his parts of the debate are lost to the winds of the internet.  I've collected my posts below, and I think you can still piece together most of the arguments.Rebuttal to Justin (Part 1) - Justin began the debate with Kalam's Cosmological Argument and I reply by talking a … [Read more...]

Riposte to Justin Matyr: Closing up the Gaps

This post is part of a debate with Justin of The Faith Heuristic. The topic is: The Evidence Supports the Existence of a God. The debate is structured as follows:Justin - Opening Statement Leah - Rebuttal --part 1 --part 2 Justin - Rejoinder --part 1 --part 2 Leah - Opening Statement Justin - Rebuttal Leah - Rejoinder In his last post, Justin has accused me of relying blindly on a "Naturalism of the Gaps."  In his view, my belief that there is likely to be a … [Read more...]

Debate with Justin Martyr: Opening Statement

This post is part of a debate with Justin of The Faith Heuristic. The topic is: The Evidence Supports the Existence of a God. The debate is structured as follows:Justin - Opening Statement Leah - Rebuttal --part 1 --part 2 Justin - Rejoinder --part 1 --part 2 Leah - Opening Statement Justin - Rebuttal Leah - RejoinderJustin has maintained that the terms of this debate do not require him to defend the idea of the Christian god or, indeed, any particular deity. His … [Read more...]

Rebuttal to Justin Martyr (Part 2)

This post is part of a debate with Justin of The Faith Heuristic. The topic is: The Evidence Supports the Existence of a God. The debate is structured as follows:Justin - Opening Statement Leah - Rebuttal --part 1 --part 2 Justin - Rejoinder --part 1 --part 2 Leah - Opening Statement Justin - Rebuttal Leah - Rejoinder When I saw Justin was making a fine-tuning argument as the second part of his opening statement, I was a little surprised not to see any … [Read more...]

Rebuttal to Justin Martyr (Part 1)

This post is part of a debate with Justin of The Faith Heuristic. The topic is: The Evidence Supports the Existence of a God. The debate is structured as follows:Justin - Opening Statement Leah - Rebuttal --part 1 --part 2 Justin - Rejoinder --part 1 --part 2 Leah - Opening Statement Justin - Rebuttal Leah - RejoinderOne last note to the reader: although I’m delighted to get to mix it up in cosmological questions, some of the scientific references may be a l … [Read more...]


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