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Challenge: A Universe Can't Be Made from Nothingness by a Non-Thing

Here’s an email I received recently containing a story meant to show that Genesis is “drivel”: Monotheistic (or tri-theistic) morons call their preposterous absurd deity God, which is utterly without form or substance, consists of nothing whatever, cannot exist AS anything whatever, and therefore IS nothing (no thing) whatever.

Blog Post | Science | Amy K. Hall | July 8, 2014

How Christianity Created Science (and Why Atheism Wouldn’t Have)

It takes some imagination to grasp how radically different ancient worldviews were from our Western perspective. Much of what we now take for granted as being common sense was not actually common throughout human history.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | May 9, 2014

Ask the Right Question about Evolution

Alan's monthly letter for May 2014 Evolution can be overwhelming. It draws upon evidence from multiple disciplines: geology, paleontology, genetics, chemistry, and others. It’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why I suggest using an easy, yet powerful tactic to help handle this issue. Whenever you come across the topic of evolution, ask a simple question: What definition of evolution is being used? Since evolution has at least three different meanings, it’s essential to know which one is being invoked.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 8, 2014

Psychologist Recommends Intentionally Suppressing Intuition of Design

Well, this is the most literal playing out of Romans 1:18-21* I’ve ever seen. From David Klinghoffer:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | May 3, 2014

What Is a Simple Tactic You Can Use with the Topic of Evolution? (Video)

Alan offers a simple question you can ask when discussing the topic of evolution.   COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 28, 2014

The Bruno Martyr Myth

Cosmos (a new version of Carl Sagan’s series) has begun, bringing with it discussions across the Internet about Giordano Bruno, who is often wrongly hailed as a martyr of science.* From Jay Richards:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | March 12, 2014

Sub-Optimal Design?

Bill Pratt responds to atheists who claim that the sub-optimal design of biological organisms argues against the existence of the Christian God:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 13, 2014

Darwin's Doubt Makes Positive Claims

Stephen Meyer’s response to the charge that Darwin’s Doubt makes only a negative “God-of-the-gaps” argument (i.e., “We can’t explain it, therefore God did it”) is helpful in concisely explaining why this isn’t the case:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | October 22, 2013

Atheist Bradley Monton Defends Intelligent Design

Though philosopher Bradley Monton does not believe God exists, in a book titled Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design, he opens with this: This book is not providing a full-fledged endorsement of intelligent design. But intelligent design needs to be taken more seriously than a lot of its opponents are willing to.

Blog Post | Science | Amy K. Hall | September 25, 2013

Challenge: Saying "God Did It" Is Lazy

Lawrence Krauss will be challenging you this week via a quote from his "Has Science Buried God?" debate with William Lane Craig in Australia: There’s a lot we don’t know about the universe—a lot more we don’t know than we do. That’s the wonder of science; that’s why I’m a scientist. But it is intellectually lazy to just stop asking questions and stop looking for physical explanations and just say, “God did it.” That’s lazy.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | September 24, 2013