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You are not as smart as you think you are- your brain is smarter than all the computers of the world

A friend of mine pointed me to this article this morning where it was revealed that a new imaging technology makes it possible to ‘see’ the inner workings of the brain to such an extent that it can be said:

A single human brain has more switches than all the computers and routers and Internet connections on Earth.

When presented with a level of complexity that the scientist who laid it bare himself suggests is ‘almost beyond belief’ the obvious conclusion is that you are in the presence of overwhelming evidence for intelligent design, and not just mediocre design, but … continue reading...

Why Christians Don’t Believe in Pixies, Fairies, Ancient Legends

It is not uncommon to hear skeptics dismissing Christian arguments on the assumption that Christians in fact operate on the same principles as skeptics, only they don’t apply that skepticism to their own beliefs.  So, a skeptic might say that he disbelieves in God for the same reasons why Christians don’t believe in pixies, fairies, Zeus, Thor, etc.  This is famously expressed in the statement, “We’re all atheists, I just believe in one less god than you do.”  Here is an essay by Dan Barker making the argument.  This reasoning surfaces on my forums pretty frequently, too.

It is, … continue reading...

The Case of Pullman and the Missing Incarnation

Everyone loves a good mystery. As I was reading Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass for my review I kept waiting to hear some dramatic attack on the person of Christ and the doctrine of the incarnation. In fact, the series rarely mentions Jesus at all, and certainly never substantively. Several hypotheses occur to me: Perhaps Jesus is in Pullman’s mind the ‘good teacher’ that CS Lewis so forcefully objected to in his Trilemma. Perhaps the failure to incorporate the incarnation in his re-mything has to do with his failure to grasp the basic claims that Christians make about God and … continue reading...

A Refutation of Antony Flew’s “Gardener Parable.”

With the upcoming release of Antony Flew’s book documenting his abandonment of atheism and explanation of where he currently stands, There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind, I thought it would be fun to trot out some of my own material responding to Antony Flew’s arguments when he was yet in the atheistic camp. Obviously, I don’t know if arguments such as the ones I have were what helped him, but I have strong suspicions that when we read his book we’ll see that something like them did the trick. Below is an … continue reading...