Category Archives: Philosophy

You Cannot Critique Hawking Because You’re Not a Physicist!?

critique hawking

Since publishing the article, Can the Universe Create Itself? I’ve had some people objecting to what I wrote, specifically regarding my critique of Hawking. Since there is a common pattern among these objections and so much confusion and bad thinking, I wanted to respond to those objections instead of posting endless individual responses on various…

Can the Universe Create Itself?

Can the Universe Create Itself?

Have you heard someone say that the universe created itself? Perhaps someone of high profile? Stephen Hawking is among those who’s stated that the universe can create itself. Is this reasonable? Is it logical? Can the universe create itself? Unfortunately, the skilled scientist was a poor logician. The universe cannot create itself.

How Could God Create the Universe Before Time?

God Create Universe Before Time

Interesting conversations abound at dinner tables. One day, my older son told us that his science teacher told the class that ‘God could not have created the universe because before the universe began to exist, there was no time.’ He smirked because he knew (we’d had conversations about such topics), even at 14 years old,…

The Contingency Argument for God

Argument for God from Contingency

If you have kids or have been around them, you’ll find it familiar to hear them ask all sorts of questions. Sometimes they will ask a chain of questions each of which is based on the answer to the previous question. “Why do the trees sway?” This may be followed by “Why does the wind…

The Argument for God from Reason

the argument for God from reason

Every so often, I’ll hear or see a skeptic claim that religion is the result of non-thinking, a blind leap into the darkness of human ignorance. At the same time, he’ll claim that his view of atheism is the view of science and truth, of reason and rationality. I find such people to be generally…

Reality and Radical Skepticism

radical skepticism

There was a time when notions of the obvious were so simply eloquent that there was no need to meddle with its argumentation. In fact, there was no argumentation needed since the obvious was so, well obvious. Then came the postmodernist, deconstructionist ideologies that aimed to topple the towers of fundamental knowledge and question the…