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This is not the first time I’ve had occasion to ask Jerry Coyne, which is it? Is it culpable ignorance or is it intellectual dishonesty? In light of the accusation he makes of Alvin Plantinga, “Remarkably stupid remarks by a sophisticated theologian,” one is tempted to wonder whether another term fits Coyne even better, one he […]
The same week as Christopher Hitchens’ death: Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless “Velvet Revolution” and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday. [From Vaclav Havel, leader of “Velvet Revolution,” dies – Yahoo! News] History will know whose contribution more to honor.
He was an ardent opponent of Christianity, but I will miss him. I sat in the front row for his debate with Dinesh D’Souza in Charlotte, NC last year (or was it in 2009?). Hitchens spoke first. It may have been the only time he had D’Souza completely flat-footed and unable to disagree with him. […]
This is a partially obscured screenshot from my comment-spam screen earlier this week. These two comments advertise two different commercial interests and were posted from two different IP addresses, both served from the same Seattle-based Internet Service Provider. Apparently they relied on two different computer-based translation tools. Otherwise the two comments obviously came from the […]
I got an email recently from “Loren,” who sought to inform me, Science is knowledge of proven facts, religion is a belief system based on unproven theory. The matter is closed, science is alive and growing where as religion is based on ancient history. That’s all she wrote. (I know both men and women named […]
Bill R. wrote this new argument (to me at least) concerning moral realism and naturalism. I thought it was pretty interesting, especially in the way it clarifies the difficulty naturalism has in saying “this ethical duty matters to you,” so I’m posting it here for more visibility. The rest of what follows here is his. […]
If the first several posts in this series have you considering the purchase of Bible study software, you’re probably wondering which package to invest in. I’m familiar with only two: Logos and Accordance. I’ve been told that Olive Tree is another good option, but I’m not in a position to comment on it. I’ll speak […]
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Electronic Student Serious Scripture study is often sermon preparation, or preparation for some other kind of presentation. Does Bible software have anything to offer as an aid to presentation? The answer is yes. I’ve been studying Ephesians, using both Accordance and Logos Bible software […]