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When a person asks me a question, I've found it helpful to try to frame my response in the context of his own discipline or profession. For example, when an attorney tells me he won't believe in the soul because it can't be measured physically, I ask him how can he prove in court that a non-physical thing like a motive exists if a motive can't be measured physically. Even laws themselves are not physical. They can't be weighed; they have no chemical composition; they aren't located in space. The attorney must face the fact that his own methodology defeats his objection.
I answer this week's challenge in the video below.
This week's challenge is a graphic (click on it to get a closer view). Your friend posts this on your Facebook page...what do you say? How can you turn this into a good conversation? What points is this graphic intended to make? How would you counter those points? Leave your ideas in the comments below, and then check back on Thursday to see Alan's response. [View Alan's video response.]
The New Republic has published an excellent review of atheist philosopher Thomas Nagel’s book, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, by Alvin Plantinga. Here are excerpts from the review listing the four areas where Nagel objects to materialist naturalism as being reasonable:
Some of my friends from the Discovery Institute will be teaching a one-day conference on intelligent design at the Rock Church in San Diego (Point Loma campus) on Saturday, September 15. Jay Richards, Casey Luskin, John West, Ray Bohlin, and others will b
R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries explains how he approaches this question:
A University of British Columbia study just rel
Jay Wesley Richards explains why theistic evolution is an attempt to join incompatible ideas. The view requires redefining one of the terms, which fundamentally changes the terms.
Evolution is dancing on the Titanic.
Nancy Pearcey gives yet another example in Saving Leonardo of how the Christian worldview led to the rise of science: