Reasons to Believe

Naturalism

  • Darwin's Doubt

    Was Charles Darwin a confident evolutionist?

    It may be surprising to learn that the father of modern evolutionary theory had doubts about his proposed explanation for life’s diversity. … more

  • Imperial College Debate on Evidence for God

    On May 24, 2012, I engaged a well-known British skeptic and science professor Lewis Wolpert in a debate entitled “Is There Evidence for a Cosmic Creator?” at Imperial College, … more

  • The Historic Alliance of Christianity and Science

    I wrote this article when I first came to work for Reasons To Believe in 1998.

    Influential British mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell once remarked, “I am as firmly convinced that … more

  • Life Without God

    I just finished reading a book that has been on my shelf for some time. It is William Lane Craig’s apologetic for the Christian faith entitled Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics … more

  • Is Evolution Rational?

    The other day I read an article written by Alvin Plantinga, arguably one of the greatest living Christian philosophers, entitled Evolution vs. Naturalism. I had to read it over several times to fully … more

  • Does Naturalism Better Explain Hoaxes?

    The recent Bigfoot hoax garnered enough public attention to warrant comment all over the Internet. A fascinating article titled, "Monsters, Ghosts and Gods: Why We Believe," cited several experts and … more

  • Mathematics and the Physical Universe

    More than once, scientists and philosophers have noted how mathematics can describe, with remarkable precision, the laws that govern our universe. An example of this is found in the article The … more

  • Evolution as Mythology, Part 5 (of 5): Conclusion

    The four previous articles in this series have shown that the theory of evolution is more like a creation myth than a scientific theory. A myth may be true or false, but its principle characteristic … 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

  • Is Faith in God Merely Wishful Thinking?

     In his book The Future of an Illusion (1927) Freud developed the theory that human beings face a frightening world full of natural calamities and, ultimately, the terrifying fear of death … more

  • Worldview Living Rooms, Part 2 (of 2)

    In the first installment of this series I described what I call a “conceptual worldview living room.” I am drawing an analogy from my own physical living room in my home. Just as a … more

  • God-of-the-Gaps or Best Explanation?

    This charge means that when it comes to various theistic arguments, the believer typically attributes gaps in (especially) scientific knowledge to God. For example, when science can't explain how the … more

  • Worldview Living Rooms, (Part 1 of 2)

    My family and I congregate most often in our living room. My wife and I and our three children have many conversations in that particular room. We even eat some of our meals there, especially when we … more