The Thinking Atheist from last night with Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris, and myself.

Last night I was on Seth Andrews’ show with a couple luminaries of counter-apologetics: Matt Dillahunty and Tracie Harris from the Atheist Experience.  It was a great time.  If you don’t listen for Matt and Tracie dropping wisdom on how to beat religious arguments, listen because of how aroused Seth Andrews’ voice makes men and [Read More...]

I don’t think Answers in Genesis quite gets science Pt. 3 (of 3)

In part 1 and part 2, I currently addressing this article from Answers in Genesis. I’m not too happy how part 2 came out. I was mostly grinding through dumb stuff, but this next part, which I’ve been itching to get to, has some interesting (to me, at least) topics. I probably should have just skipped [Read More...]

Squeak

Hello. My identification is “Jasper”. I am a socially anxious biped, and apparently I’m going to write a couple posts here while JT goes off and does things. For the most part, I wish to remain anonymous, mostly due to fears of future potential employers searching my name, though some effort could probably reveal who [Read More...]

Joshua Feuerstein (or whatever apologetics website he last read) “destroys” evolution in 3 minutes.

Everybody and their grandma is sending me this clip of some random guy in a facebook video who claims to destroy almost the entire field of biology in three minutes.  No studies, no experiments, no peer review, no degree (undergrad or otherwise) in biology, just chillin’ in the back of a car taking a selfie. [Read More...]

My dad is in an online debate with Arkansas state sen. Jason Rapert right now…and making him look like a fool.

Ok, quick back story before we get to the good stuff. (If you already know about Jason Rapert and his opposition to marriage equality, or if you just want to read about my dad intellectually beating his ass to his face, you can skip down to the cut point…you’ll see it) Last month a judge [Read More...]

Matt Dillahunty hands Sye Ten Bruggencate the beating for which he begged.

Ordinarily I don’t enjoy watching a professional in anything stomp the shit out of somebody of significantly lesser talent who only got a shot at the title because they made enough noise.  But because Sye Ten Bruggencate is such a loathsome person, I really enjoyed watching Matt Dillahunty slap him around: From his first argument [Read More...]

Narrow-minded to the last.

A friend of mine recently posted this image on his facebook: Someone, who shall remain nameless (I haz my reasons, please respect them – suffice that this person is very proud of their arguments in the context of a facebook post, but amazingly less proud when they’re broadcast to the world), came storming in with [Read More...]

My brother has a different approach to internet debate than my father.

With marriage equality coming to my home state of Arkansas newspapers across the state are being inundated with articles and columns about the subject.  My hometown paper ran an article about where in the state same sex couples could still tie the knot since stays started getting issued.  Of course a true god warrior, Vicki [Read More...]

Tom Gilson wants to play with me. :)

I wrote a post in refutation of the editors of the new book True Reason in which they seek to defend Christianity.  They wanted questions from readers of the Friendly Atheist and I thought their answers…sucked.  Now Gilson has written a response to me.  He accuses me of misunderstanding him (maybe those parts were just [Read More...]

Response to Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnaur.

Hemant posted an excerpt from the authors of  True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism.  That’s quite the title.  Anyway, Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnaur had promised to respond to criticisms/critiques from readers of the Friendly Atheist. I’d like to respond to their responses. Another great question came from Dave Wildermuth, who asked, “how does one [Read More...]


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