A critical look at a New York Times article that discusses the tension between the idea that all the events in the universe are caused deterministically by physical laws, and our deep-seated intuitive belief that this cannot be so because we have free will.
A response to Damian Peterson on the merits of being dogmatic.
A discussion of how Occam’s Razor is sometimes used as a basis for objecting to Christianity, highlighting some serious philosophical problems with this approach.
A defense of biblical foundationalism, in response to the objection that “The Bible is the word of God” presupposes certain more basic truths, and thus cannot function as a first principle. This objection was forwarded to me by my friend David Parker, who encountered it while debating a Randian objectivist.
I have been considering Angels Depart’s conclusion to his side of the recent Does God exist? debate. I was disappointed by this conclusion, since it could have been a charitable and honest review of the debate, but instead introduced new material and arguments, quote-mined me, failed to acknowledge even my successful defense of the harmony [...]
Continued from part 4 « This is my final statement in the debate, Does God exist? between myself and Angels Depart. Since my previous statements have been lengthy and comprehensive, and the conclusion of a debate should raise no new arguments or items of consideration, I’ll endeavor to keep this brief, taking the time merely [...]
Continued from part 3 « Click here for Angels Depart’s final statement; below is my response— As I see it, Angels, there are three main areas which I must cover in this final response so as to show convincingly that God must exist, and that the Bible is his revelation. The first area regards the [...]