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Challenge: There Would Be More Life if the Universe Were Fine-Tuned for Life

Today’s challenge is from a comment we received on the blog: You've got the fine tuning thing wrong. The universe is not fine tuned for life. Your God is an incompetent designer if it takes that volume of universe to create this insignificant volume of life. Seriously, life is so rare in the Universe it's astonishing.

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

"Our Minds May Be Separate from Our Brains"

Medical Daily reports in “Near-Death Experiences Suggest Consciousness Continues Beyond Death”:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | October 18, 2014

A Finely-Tuned Universe: Necessity, Chance, or Design?

Reasonable Faith has released a short video examining this question: Is the fine-tuning of our universe a result of physical necessity, chance, or design?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | September 23, 2014

Is Plan B an Abortifacient?

I’ve been hearing the charge that there’s no reason to think the contraceptives Hobby Lobby refused to subsidize (Plan B, Ella, and two types of IUDs) are actually abortifacients, so I was happy to see that Josh Brahm of the Equal Rights Institute had collected a series of articles by Dr. Rich Poupard of the Life Training Institute, along with an interview with Dr.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | July 23, 2014

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

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

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