Tag 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.

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…

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…

The Devil’s Delusion by David Berlinski Reviewed

The Devil's Delusion

It is particularly fulfilling for a Christian – or it should be – to see someone not necessarily in their camp, someone watching from the sidelines to find faults and criticize atheists and demonstrate the weaknesses and often foolishness of their bold pronouncements. The Devil’s Delusion by David Berlinski is such a profound work. Berlinsky…

“I Believe in Science!” – Something No One Should Say

I believe in science

“I believe in science,” said Hillary Clinton. “We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and truths and modern science,” said Leonardo DiCaprio. What these two have in common with the general public is their misunderstanding of the nature of science and the lack of appreciation of the number of philosophical…

Debate – William Lane Craig vs. Alex Rosenberg

Truth, Reality and Illusion within Philosophical Materialism

True atheists have an undying unbridled commitment to philosophical naturalism, and usually also to its fraternal twin, philosophical materialism. Though there is a distinction between the two, the commitment to one typically (not always) implies the commitment to the other. Despite any lip service paid to understanding truth and erecting the pretense of vying for…