May 24, 2021

I recently posted my latest piece on the historicity of the Exodus accounts in the Bible, this time concerning the historical problems of the mentions of camels in the Old Testament. Catholic blogger and apologist Dave Armstrong has attempted to refute my claims with a post of his own, to which a couple of commenters on his piece have stated their approval. As Jim Dailey hilariously claimed: I guess JPs camel argument won’t hold water. Excellent riposte with the atheist… Read more

May 22, 2021

The Exodus account is one of the key stories of the Bible, creating a foundation upon which so much else in the Bible is built. Without the truth of the Exodus, the truth of Moses, the Mosaic Law and any number of other claims are brought into suspicion. Previously, I have shown you the problems with claims concerning chronology in the Exodus account (here) before looking at the ridiculousness of the story as a whole (here). We also had a sidebar… Read more

May 21, 2021

I understand that commenting on my articles and in the threads below is something of a problem for a good many of you in a way that I wish it wasn’t. And I do understand everybody’s position on this. I also witness threads being hijacked in a number of different ways. I might have something of a workable solution but I’m still thinking about it. I think I might create a post in the next few days concerning the insurrection… Read more

May 21, 2021

We all knew it. I knew it. I just didn’t want to know it. Now it’s even more robustly established than ever before. Here it is in black and white and grey: There is no safe amount of alcohol consumption for the brain, with even “moderate” drinking adversely affecting nearly every part of it, a study of more than 25,000 people in the UK has found. The study, which is still to be peer-reviewed, suggests that the more alcohol consumed, the… Read more

May 20, 2021

This is a brilliant speech, not least because it shows Tim Ryan really does care about what is right and what is moral. If I get the chance later this week, I am going to detail the rank hypocrisy that the Republicans have shown in the context of Benghazi and pretty much everything else that has happened over the last four years. They don’t care for morality, but care for power and political gain. They don’t care for cooperation and… Read more

May 19, 2021

The Exodus account is one of the key stories of the Bible, creating a foundation upon which so much else in the Bible is built. Without the truth of the Exodus, the truth of Moses, the Mosaic Law and any number of other claims are brought into suspicion. Previously, I have shown you the problems with claims concerning chronology in the Exodus account (here). We also had a sidebar on some supposed archaeological evidence supporting the Exodus – see here (spoiler,… Read more

May 19, 2021

So it’s that time of the month where I am having to talk about commenting again. We have got to a situation where Bert is getting a little bit frustrated (and that is probably understating it a good deal), and I am even receiving a couple of unsolicited messages about it from randoms. Although I can take the latter with a pinch of salt knowing broadly where they have come from. The comment threads here are active. And that is… Read more

May 18, 2021

Confirmation bias comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and is a ubiquitous thorn in the side of anyone chasing truth. In fact, more accurately, it is a sure sign that someone isn’t really chasing truth. That said, we are all victim to cognitive biases to varying degrees. Knowing this, though, should motivate us to mitigate them wherever and however possible. Yesterday, I posted the first in my Debunking the Exodus series, and the regular Christian commenter, eassa, provided a number of… Read more

May 17, 2021

I am re-running my “Debunking the Exodus” series for some of my newer readers. “…In the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come  out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which [is] the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.” (1 Kings 6:1 KJV) The Exodus account is one of the key stories of the Bible, creating a… Read more

May 17, 2021

It’s been a busy (partner’s) birthday weekend, so sorry that I have not been around much, and this week is shaping up to be equally busy, so apologies in advance… I have recently released the second in my pandemic horror (with healthy dollops of philosophy) series: Survival of the Fittest: Adaptation [UK]. The first installment was called Metamorphosis [UK]. The setting is, presciently, a pandemic that ravages the world. It follows a number of disparate but rather “normal” people as they are drawn inexorably… Read more




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