Here’s One Way to Resist Naturalistic Arguments: Lack Belief that Matter Exists!
A Christian apologist writing under the pseudonym ‘InvestigativeApologetics’ stated the usual objection to atheism, namely, that it’s impossible to prove or give evidence for the non-existence of God. The fact is that atheists who yell that “there is no evidence for God (or Christianity)” are protesting too much, so to speak, and they are, in … Here’s One Way to Resist Naturalistic Arguments: Lack Belief that Matter Exists!
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
Index: Draper’s Evidential Argument from Biological Evolution
The purpose of this page is to provide an index for my blog series on Paul Draper’s evidential argument against theism based on biological evolution. Part 1: a summary of the argument Part 2: a critical assessment of William Lane Craig’s attempt to turn the tables on Draper and argue that evolution is evidence favoring theism … Index: Draper’s Evidential Argument from Biological Evolution
Cavin and Colombetti on the Resurrection of Jesus Part 3: The Projection and Unknown Removal Theories
What I want to do in this post is to summarize (and offer my own interpretation of) Cavin’s third main contention in his debate with Michael Licona on the Resurrection of Jesus: CC3. There is an alternative theory to the Resurrection that is a far superior explanation. 1. Explanatory Power Revisited Although repetitive, for the … Cavin and Colombetti on the Resurrection of Jesus Part 3: The Projection and Unknown Removal Theories
A Good F-Inductive Argument for Theism based on Consciousness
I was waiting for someone to bring this up in the combox on my recent post on Swinburne’s cosmological argument, but no one did. The argument from consciousness (to theism) is a parallel argument to the cosmological argument against theism. In the cosmological argument against theism, I pointed out that naturalism entails a physical universe … A Good F-Inductive Argument for Theism based on Consciousness
F-Inductive Arguments: A New Type of Inductive Argument
In his extensive writings, the prestigious philosopher Richard Swinburne makes a useful distinction between two types of inductive arguments. Let B be our background information or evidence; E be the evidence to be explained; and H be an explanatory hypothesis. “C-inductive argument”: an argument in which the premisses confirm or add to the probability of the conclusion, i.e., … F-Inductive Arguments: A New Type of Inductive Argument