Some recent popular or interesting Quora answers I’ve written.
Global Warming, Intelligent Design, and The Null Hypothesis
You’re probably not going to read this. It’s long. It’s technical. People just don’t want to read long, technical material any more. There aren’t going to be any pretty pictures, and there will be a minimum of snark. What’s more, this is one of those posts that is going to upset a lot of people, both liberal and conservative alike. It’s …
On Robert G. Ingersoll, Liberty, and the Jews
Happening upon Robert G. Ingersoll’s writings results in interesting findings about Liberty, slavery, and the Jews of the Bible.
Review: Final Entry on “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist”
After reading through 8 chapters and 217 pages I’ve finally decided that it is no longer worth the energy or effort trying to decipher or contextualize some of the worst and disingenuous writings on the Christianity/Atheism debate I’ve ever read.
Review: Ch. 8 of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist”
This chapter makes some of the most logical arguments regarding the existence of God, but also makes some of the most bizarre conclusions as well. In the scorebook we could almost call this chapter a draw, if the authors had actually made a point.
Review: Ch. 7 of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist”
In this chapter the authors are on much more familiar ground, discussing Moral Law as it pertains to some of the arguments atheists (and relativists) make. However, the authors’ binary solution (absolutism vs. relativism) illustrates some of the weaknesses in their own stance as well.
Review: Ch. 5 of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist”
For those people who are attempting to ask some serious questions about whether or not Christianity can provide answers that Atheism can not, this book professes to provide a guide to why Christianity requires less faith than Atheism. This is my response to Chapter 5 of that book, which deals with Evolution.
Review: Ch. 6 of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist”
For those people who are attempting to ask some serious questions about whether or not Christianity can provide answers that Atheism can not, this book professes to provide a guide to why Christianity requires less faith than Atheism. However, as this chapter delves into Intelligent Design – and does so poorly – it leaves me wondering about the motivations and the manipulative nature of Christians, instead.
California’s Slight of Hand
By now the story about teaching Islam in California’s government schools should be pretty well known. Most conservative organizations and authors lament the fact that no other religion is taught in those schools, as well as the fact that the negative aspects of Islam are often glossed over or ignored. These conservatives are, however, seriously missing the point.
Government, Our God
It’s interesting how history repeats itself if you know where to look. Sometimes, even if you don’t know where to look, serendipity looks you right in the eye and smacks you upside the head.