The Morality of Science

In my book, Religion Refuted, I critique the moral argument, which tries to defend belief in God on the basis that God is the foundation for establishing what is morally right and what is morally wrong. I won’t rehash that…

Eternal Mind

The god that theologians postulate as the first cause is usually portrayed as a conscious being, the Eternal Mind. This eternal mind is offered as an alternative to the unpalatable idea of eternal matter. Unfortunately, the pre­sumption that an eternal…

Street Epistemology Critique

I would like to say a few words about Street Epistemology.[i] If you are not familiar with Street Epistemology, it’s an approach to having conversations with believers. Street Epistemology is based on the notion that polite one-on-one dialog between atheists…

Christian eugenics

A con­servative Christian blog repeated the malicious trope that atheistic Darwin­ism was to blame for the forced steriliza­tions of the feeble-minded performed from the 1920s until the 1980s. Sixty thousand citizens in 35 states were steri­lized. In my native North…

Cumulative case argument

We humans seem primed for religious belief. Even skeptics stand at the precipice. All skeptics require is one good argument. But no one has ever come up with a single good argument. Religious apologists respond to the lack of good…

Information argument

                  The young-Earth creationist Werner Gitt believes that Jesus is Lord, that humans have souls, and that the scientific theories of the Big Bang, abiogenesis, and biological evolu­tion are all false. Gitt…