I love zombies. Always have. As kids, my brother (also a big fan of zombies) and I would gurgle lines from classic zombie films and record them as the outgoing message for our answering machine. Our … more
Several years ago, a colleague and I were discussing the writing of a computer program we planned to use for processing our radio astronomy data. Both of us tried to identify and perfect various … more
Straight Thinking #57: Worldview Twelve-Point Road Map, Part 3 more
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Avatar, the movie released just a few weeks ago, already ranks as the second highest earning movie of all time and may exceed the current record holder, Titanic, within a few more weeks. Two aspects … more
Multi-regional hypothesis, Is the Qur'an the word of God?, Carnivorous activity aboard the Ark, Moral Dilemma more
Why Christians Should Value Philosophy, Part 3 (of 3)
What is the number one reason that people give for not believing in God?
All of the sources that I have ever read over the last thirty years … more
This is the third and final part of the response to Michael Shermer's "God-of-the-gaps" argument1 against Christianity, as presented at a meeting of Reasons To Believe Orange County Chapter in … more
During the Middle Ages theology was hailed as the "Queen of the Sciences." Consequently, medieval Christian thinkers described philosophy as a "handmaiden" to theology.
The Importance of Philosophy … more
This article continues my response to Michael Shermer's "God-of-the-gaps" argument against Christianity, which he presented to the Reasons To Believe Orange County Chapter in November 2008.
Shermer … more
Someone in antiquity said, "Philosophy bakes no bread."
This famous assertion raises concerns about philosophy's practical relevance and value. I remember my father's quizzical look when I informed … more
On November 15, 2008, Michael Shermer, PhD, president of the Skeptics Society, presented arguments against Christianity at a Reasons To Believe Orange County Chapter meeting. This series of articles … more
Historic Christianity is not only a religious belief system; it also encompasses a world-and-life view.
Derived from the German term weltanschuung, the word "worldview" refers to the cluster of … more
True or False:
The NBA, NFL, and other professional sports leagues exist to provide physically gifted athletes a way to utilize their talents and earn a living.
The answer depends on the causes. Did … more
Straight Thinking #1 Worldviews & Mental Health more
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
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
In the April 2008 issue of Nature, an essay by Philip Ball explains how, in his view, modern science began “in the twelfth century…several hundred years earlier than we have … more
The last article discussed the mythlike characteristics of abiogenesis, a key component of the theory of evolution, that says living organisms appeared spontaneously from nonliving matter. This … more