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A Brief on the Transhumanist Movement

The goal of this essay is to present a comprehensive picture of the Transhumanist movement. We will examine the history of the assumptions and principles behind Transhumanist thought. Then we will analyze it within the standard framework of ideological thought. We will also discuss why it matters and see its growing influence in popular culture, politics, science, and even in big business. Finally, we will propose a balanced Christian response. Definition

Article | Bio-Ethics | STR | October 19, 2015

Can Computers See?

If they can, does this refute Christianity? I had an interesting question asked of me last week. It had to do with what philosopher's call the mind/body problem. I answered that question with an illustration and I have gotten a response in the mail to the question that was raised. I want to spend some time responding to this because it really helps us to work through this issue. It helps to make a case, I think, for the existence of the soul, which is very important.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 24, 2013

Weighing a Chicken with a Yardstick

Can science disprove the existence of the soul? Here Greg deals with advances in computer science and neurology, and the limitations of science.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 24, 2013

Why Evolution Is Dogma

Alan's monthly letter for June 2011 Dear Friend, Atheists like to fancy themselves as rational people. They claim they aren’t encumbered by holy books or divine doctrine. They’re free from the shackles of religious belief so they can follow the evidence where it leads. When a new scientific discovery is made, atheists claim they can welcome it without passion or prejudice. The only problem with this self-assessment is that it’s not entirely true.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 23, 2013

Evolution Is Philosophy, Not Science

Greg shows that Darwinism is driven by philosophy more than science. I'm mystified by the opening sentence of an article in Friday's Union Tribune (October 25, 1996). It says, "In his most comprehensive statement yet on evolution, Pope John Paul II insisted that faith and science can co-exist."

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 22, 2013

Dominoes, Determinism, and Naturalism

Those who choose to believe in determinism or physicalism don't choose to believe at all - they believe because of prior physical conditions. I want to talk about a concept that I've been rolling around in my mind. In fact, I've talked to you about it before, but it has come to the front of my mind because I've started to take classes again in my master's program over at Talbot under J.P. Moreland. It's a class on metaphysics dealing with naturalism.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 22, 2013

Science: Philosophy's Handmaiden

Philosophy and math must come before you can do any science. Science depends on the tools of other disciplines.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 22, 2013

Smart People Can Make Dumb Mistakes

“It is not necessary to invoke God to…set the Universe going,” concludes Stephen Hawking in his latest book, The Grand Design. Denying God is old hat, but this comes from a world-class theoretical physicist. That’s why Christians are unnerved by his bold claim. A statement from a scientist of his caliber commands attention. But it turns out there is no reason for concern. Everything Hawking has written in his book can be dismissed as irrational. Everything. Let me tell you why.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

Who, Really, Is Closed-Minded?

Alan's monthly letter for August 2010 Dear Friend,

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

Evolution - Philosophy, Not Science

Greg shows that Darwin's General Theory of Evolution has nothing to do with science. I'm mystified by the opening sentence of an article in Friday's Union Tribune (October 25, 1996). It says, "In his most comprehensive statement yet on evolution, Pope John Paul II insisted that faith and science can co-exist."

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | April 16, 2013