A recent 60 Minutes broadcast provided an illuminating glimpse into the global “war on terror.” The April 25 episode included a provocative segment on Islam entitled “Jihadists and … more
The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being. … more
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