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Sex, Bias, and the Design of Life Who's biased now?

Sex, Bias, and the Design of Life Who's biased now?

I’ve been reading the competition, so to speak — not that there really is any competition with Ed Feser. I don’t agree with everything he says, naturally, but still he’s untouchable as a top-notch thinker/blogger. Anyway, I want to pick up and run with something he wrote on sex and teleology just before Thanksgiving. His point overall was that sex and sexuality have clearly discernible purposes. In other words they’re teleological, meaning that it is of their essence that they are…

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The Death of God, The Descent of Man, The Death of Humanity

The Death of God, The Descent of Man, The Death of Humanity

Is there any figure in all Western history more ironic than Friedrich Nietzsche, he who proclaimed the death of God? In mock tragic voice, his Madman even pretended to mourn it: God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What…

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Time to Take the Non-Science Out of Science

Time to Take the Non-Science Out of Science

Scientists typically claim they must rely on methodological naturalism to do their science. It’s the principle that treats everything as if it were strictly natural, as if there is no supernatural reality. Several years ago I wrote on this blog about how that was no need at all, and in fact it brings a host of non-scientific assumptions into science with it. Two years ago my theory was formally published in this volume of conference proceedings. Today the Discovery Institute published…

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Who’s Being Anti-Science Now?

Who’s Being Anti-Science Now?

This week’s edition of Contentious Questions (Because some questions just are that way): They say that Christianity is anti-science. I wonder who’s really being anti-science. See also my related article at The Stream. It includes a list of references for those who want to know more, since what I’m diving into here is just a hint of the whole story, which fills entire volumes if told in its entirety. Image Credit(s): Austin Neill, Unsplash.

Fine-Tuning and the Mistaken Atheists’ “God’s Eye View”

Fine-Tuning and the Mistaken Atheists’ “God’s Eye View”

It’s been too long since I’ve done a good old-fashioned fisking. Today, though, I ran across an article by a pair of apparent geniuses writing about the fine-tuning argument for God, unfortunately without knowing anything of what they were writing about. So here goes. These very bright gentleman are: Jérémie Harris, a Ph.D. student in quantum photonics under the Canada Excellence Research Chair in quantum nonlinear optics, at the Max Planck University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics….

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New Release! A Christian Mind: Thoughts on Life and Truth in Jesus Christ

New Release! A Christian Mind: Thoughts on Life and Truth in Jesus Christ

Just released! My new book A Christian Mind: Thoughts on Life and Truth in Jesus Christ. It’s a collection of the best from this blog, plus a couple articles first published at Discipleship Journal and Touchstone magazine. Available as Kindle ebook or paperback. (Paperback may not publish for a few hours yet.) From the description at Amazon: A Christian Mind comprises the best of Tom Gilson’s original work, curated from his highly popular Thinking Christian blog, written over the past ten years or so —…

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Can Science Survive Dan Brown? (Review of His Novel Origin)

Can Science Survive Dan Brown? (Review of His Novel Origin)

Book Review Someone who knows something faith and science had better do it, I thought, so I guess I’ll read Dan Brown’s latest novel. Pardon my reluctance, but I knew something about Brown’s reputation as a writer. It’s called Origin: A Novel. I’d heard about it via news of his pronouncement that “God cannot survive science.” A more honest intellect might wonder whether science can survive Dan Brown. Don’t Worry, I’m Only Spoiling His Sermon I can’t explain that without revealing…

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