Reasons to Believe

Consciousness

  • Explaining the Mind-Related Features of the Cosmos

    Are big-picture belief systems or worldviews—like fighters in boxing—vulnerable to knockout blows? Can certain issues or problems prove so intractable that they render a worldview unviable … more

  • Magnets and Morality

    He was turned to steel In the great magnetic field When he travelled time For the future of mankind           Geezer Butler / Tony Iommi / Ozzy Osbourne / … more

  • Origin of Soulish Animals

    Ongoing debates over the origin of life have focused only on the origin of the physical attributes of life. The origins of the "soulish" and spiritual aspects of Earth's higher life-forms remain … more

  • Do False Beliefs Promote Survivability?

    I have always taken my good memory for granted. Remembering names, dates, and facts has always been easy for me, particularly when it comes to history, philosophy, and sports. I have always wanted to … more

  • Darwin's Doubt

    Can Naturalistically Evolved Human Minds Be Trusted To Give True Beliefs About Reality?

    Was Charles Darwin a confident evolutionist? 

    It may be surprising to learn that the father of modern … more

  • Uniqueness of Social Cognition in Humans

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are created in the image of God. Part of this image entails that humans are spiritual … more

  • The Dark and Bright Sides of Cosmology

    Astrophysics has its ironies. Here’s one: Studies of the brightest galaxies in the universe led to the discovery that 99 percent of all matter is "dark matter".1 But matter is only part of the … more

  • So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 2 (of 2)

    Last week we explored one aspect of human nature—language—that sets humans apart from animals and we proposed the neural synapse as a mechanism by which a Creator could communicate with … more

  • So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 1 (of 2)

    The slogan of the popular Geico commercials is now familiar to most television viewing people. It shows the frustration, resentment, and anger of cavemen toward certain twenty-first century corporate … more

  • Body and Soul Part 2: Why the Soul is Immaterial

    by Dr. J. P. Moreland

    Tom's mother lies in a hospital bed in a darkened room. Suddenly, the blips on her heart monitor become erratic. Within seconds, a flat line appears. A nurse hurries into the … more

  • After Death I.D.—Will I Still Be Me?

    by Dr. Ronald Nash

    Most Christians are convinced that people will know each other in heaven. This belief brings great comfort to believers as they watch loved ones pass on. But as popular as this … more