Atheist fallacy #2: Equivocation fallacy

Posted on August 1, 2019 By

equivocation “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” …quipped comedian Groucho Marx. Humor can be achieved with an equivocation, which is the use of two different meanings of a term, as if they were the same. In Marx’s joke, the second usage of the term institution is a reference to a mental institution. But using different meanings of the same term, as if they were… Read More

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Atheist fallacies (installment #1)

Posted on July 30, 2019 By

atheist logical fallacies “Believing in God is like believing in the Easter Bunny, fairies, goblins, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster!” Such claims are extremely abundant on the internet, and in books by atheist science popularizers such as Richard Dawkins. But to be an effective critical thinker, one must learn to quickly spot logical fallacies, such as the two glaring fallacies which claims such as the above commit. When a person compares belief in… Read More

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Why scientific consensus is useless (at best).

Posted on July 20, 2019 By

scientific consensus is useless “I would remind you to notice where the claim of consensus is invoked. Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E=mc2. Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to speak that way.” ―Michael Crichton ——————————– So many scientists believe that life is the result… Read More

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The many Christians crucial to science.

Posted on June 2, 2019 By

Christians crucial to science Contrary to popular belief, Christians crucial to science are almost too many to number. Indeed, it is fair to say that the majority of the key branches of science were founded by devout Christians.   According to statistics compiled in 100 Years of Nobel Prizes, published in 2003, between 1901 and 2000, a total of 654 Nobel Laureates belonged to 28 different religions. Most (65.4%) have identified Christianity in its various… Read More

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Quote of the day: Sir Isaac Newton

Posted on December 27, 2018 By

evidence for god “Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and everywhere, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will of a Being, necessarily existing.” —Sir Isaac Newton, who is widely regarded to have been the greatest scientist of all time, as cited in Principia Mathematica, which is widely… Read More

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Quote of the day: Charles Darwin

Posted on December 26, 2018 By

Evidence for God “Another source of conviction in the existence of God, connected with the reason and not with the feelings, impresses me as having much more weight. This follows from the extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When thus reflecting I feel compelled to look… Read More

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