The fine-tuning adventures of Luke Barnes

September 25th, 2020

Luke Barnes

Cosmologist Luke Barnes, an expert on the scientific evidence for the fine-tuning of the universe, has published an argument for the existence of God.

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Brute facts and reasons to believe

September 6th, 2020

Two people discussing

How do we explain the universe? Are there reasons to believe God made it, or it appeared out of nothing? Or should we give up on finding an explanation and say it just is (a “brute fact”)?

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The pandemic and the meaning of life

August 26th, 2020

Man wearing mask

The Covid pandemic has affected all of us, and has shaken many foundations. What are we learning about ourselves, our culture and the meaning we give life?

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Would you like to live forever?

August 10th, 2020


Would you like to live forever? Silly question? Could eternal life be boring or impossible? Or could it be wonderful? And is it possible?

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Money can’t buy health or happiness?

July 25th, 2020

Smiling woman

Are wealthier people happier or healthier? What actually makes people happy? Which countries are the best to live in? Check out some statistics.

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Whatever happened to my tennis shoe?
(An NDE story)

July 12th, 2020

Who is right about near death experiences (NDEs), the true believers or the sceptics? Or neither?

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Strange thoughts about brains: a casual conversation

June 27th, 2020

Girl and boy

It was just a short conversation over coffee….. …. when the conversation turned to brains. “My neurobiology lecture this morning was pretty challenging. It was about theories of how the brain does logical reasoning. They still don’t really understand it. Left me wondering about how the brain can think logically at all.” “What do you […]

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Pythagorus and God

June 18th, 2020

Humans can use the Pythagorus Theorem to set out accurate right angles. You may be surprised to know that one philosopher sees this ability as being a pointer to naturalism not being true.

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Blowing in the wind

June 1st, 2020

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, Civil Rights March, Washington, DC, 28 Aug 1963

Race riots in the sixties drew a supportive response from young whites. Will it happen again? Will christians stand on the side of compassion and justice? Will it make a difference? The answer is blowing in the wind.

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If there’s a God, why doesn’t he answer our prayers?

May 18th, 2020

Praying for healing

People pray but they don’t seem to get answers, except coincidentally. Doesn’t this show there’s no God there to answer them?

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A list of all blog posts, in reverse chronological order, is on the Blog archive page.