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John Loftus and Book the Christian Delusion

Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Part Two Bias To the Max Jason Long survey’s persuasion theory in chapter 3 of John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Similar critiques apply to what I wrote about the rest of the book’s part one. But there’s one thing in particular that bears analysis. It’s the […]

Atheists’ Skepticism as Better Explanation?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Atheists’ Explanations There are many ironies in the list of “better explanations” atheists graciously provided in response to a recent blog post here, but perhaps none greater than atheists’ skepticism: I figure if there’s an atheist worldview it might be the same as the scientific […]

Jesus’ Final Words: Mark 16

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Jesus’ First and Last Words We don’t know for sure what Jesus’ final words were in the Gospel of Mark. The closing verses of the book, Mark 16:9-20, are in doubt as to their authenticity. The Bible Knowledge Commentary tells us, The external evidence includes […]

“What Is Pseudoscience?: Scientific American”

So far so good from Michael Shermer, writing at Scientific American, as he quotes Michael D. Gordin in an excellent, pithy analysis: “individual scientists (as distinct from the monolithic ‘scientific community’) designate a doctrine a ‘pseudoscience’ only when they perceive themselves to be threatened—not necessarily by the new ideas themselves, but by what those ideas […]