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Decree vs Cause (Video)

What is the difference between decreeing something to happen and causing something to happen?

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | February 14, 2011

Morality from Science? (Video)

Can we discover morality through science?

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | October 18, 2010

Rationality and Determinism

There's a fundamental, self-refuting flaw in Stephen Hawking's argument in his new book.  He begins with the idea that the world is determined.  Everything, including human beings, operate according to mechanistic laws of nature.  Free will and agency is an illusion, he claims. But then there's a problem with the apparently rationally-based effort to persuade us of his view, which is the apparent purpose of the book book. The goal of his book is at odds with the determinism he is committed to.

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | October 14, 2010

The Soul Hole

In July 1995, Time Magazine made a stunning announcement.  In an extensive article on the mind they wrote, “Despite our every instinct to the contrary, there is one thing that consciousness is not:  some entity deep inside the brain that corresponds to the ‘self,’ some kernel of awareness that runs the show”  (July 17, 1995, p. 52).  In other words, there is no soul.

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | September 16, 2010

Logic a Human Invention? (Video)

What's the best way to reply to people who assert that logic is just a human invention?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | August 30, 2010

Can We Know Immaterial Things? (Video)

Are the only things that can be "known" material things? All else we believe is by "faith"? Can the supernatural be known?

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | May 31, 2010

Postmodernism, Truth and the Bible (Video)

Why is belief in the authority of the Bible necessary to claim a foundation for objective truth in postmodern culture?

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | May 24, 2010

Does It Matter If We Evolved?

If Darwinism is true, then there is no purpose or meaning to life, there is no morality, there's no qualitative difference between humans and animals, there's no life after death, and there's no purpose to human history. Now, are you trying to tell me that it doesn't really matter if people believe we evolved or not?

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 21, 2010

Theistic Evolution? Designed by Chance

I want you to think about Darwinian evolution for a moment.The neo-Darwinian synthesis necessarily entails a particular mechanism that determines (an important word) which changes are reproduced in the next generation of living organisms.  This mechanism is called natural selection.

Blog Post | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 20, 2010

Is God Merely a Function of the Brain?

Brian asks:  “Science can't say whether God represents a loving, vengeful or nonexistent being. But researchers have revealed for the first time how such religious beliefs trigger different parts of the brain.”How should we think about these efforts to locate religion in brain activity?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | April 20, 2009