Adamson’s Cru[de] Arguments for God – Part 4
Campus Crusade for Christ sponsored a website called EveryStudent.com, a site that targets college students as its primary audience. The director of the website is Marilyn Adamson. Adamson wrote a key article for the website called “Is There a God?” which provides six reasons in support of the claim that God exists. Adamson … Adamson’s Cru[de] Arguments for God – Part 4
Adamson’s Cru[de] Arguments for God – Part 2
If you are meeting someone for the first time, it is a good idea to put your best foot forward, to be polite, kind, positive, and friendly. If you are trying to persuade someone to take the idea that there is a God seriously, it would be a good idea to put your best foot … Adamson’s Cru[de] Arguments for God – Part 2
I Don’t Care – Part 6
Aquinas is often thought of as a rigourously logical and systematic thinker. This is only half-true. There is a good deal of vaguness, ambiguity, and illogical thinking in his book Summa Theologica, as far as I can see. Here is a cautionary note from a philosopher who is an expert on Aquinas: From the concept of … I Don’t Care – Part 6
Does God Exist? Part 2
Here is a third option for breaking down the question “Does God exist?” (click on the image below to get a clearer view of the chart): This is a variation on Option 2 (see the previous post in this series). In this analysis I stick with … Does God Exist? Part 2
Does God Exist? Part 1
The overarching question for my ten-year plan is: Is Christianity true or false? After I clarify this overarching question, the first major question to investigate is this: Does God exist? I will, of course, at some point need to address the traditional arguments for the existence of God (ontological, cosmological, teleological, and moral arguments). But I … Does God Exist? Part 1
Six Findings from Experimental Science Which Disconfirm Theism
This post is a sequel to my 2013 post, “Scientific Discoveries, Theism, and Atheism: Reply to Wintery Knight.” In that post, I showed: Wintery Knight misuses the word “compatible” when he he claims that “four basic pieces of scientific evidence” are “more compatible with theism than atheism.” The creation/design hypothesis is, at best, an incomplete … Six Findings from Experimental Science Which Disconfirm Theism
Please Support the Ultimate Counter-Creationism Resource, Troubles in Paradise (TIP)!
The following is a guest post by James Downard, who is spearheading the Troubles in Paradise (TIP) project. I’ll put the #TIP project into as small a nutshell as possible. I’m assembling the ultimate counter-creationism resource (think Talk Origins Archive on a gigantic updated scale, if you need proof of the scale, open up the … Please Support the Ultimate Counter-Creationism Resource, Troubles in Paradise (TIP)!
G&T Rebuttal, Part 5: Chapter 6
Chapter 6. New Life Forms: From the Goo to You via the Zoo? Drawing upon the work of sophisticated Intelligent Design (ID) theorists such as William Dembski, Michael Behe, and Jonathan Wells, this chapter uses many of the state-of-the art Intelligent Design (ID) arguments against evolution by natural selection. It also defends ID against … G&T Rebuttal, Part 5: Chapter 6
G&T Rebuttal, Part 4: Chapter 5
Chapter 5. The First Life: Natural Law or Divine Awe? In this chapter, G&T defend a design argument focused on the first life. They also present a variety of objections to scientism and materialism. I will provide a very brief summary of their points, before providing my critique. (i) Argument to Design of the … G&T Rebuttal, Part 4: Chapter 5
The Evidential Argument from Biological Evolution, Part 2: Is Evolution Evidence for Theism?
Let’s begin reviewing the logical form of the argument, as described in Part 1 of this series. (1) Evolution is antecedently much more probable on the assumption that naturalism is true than on the assumption that theism is true. (2) The statement that pain and pleasure systematically connected to reproductive success is antecedently much more … The Evidential Argument from Biological Evolution, Part 2: Is Evolution Evidence <I>for</I> Theism?