Tag: Philosophy

Christian belief about Jesus: how do we know what we know?

How do we know the truth about Jesus? If the evidence isn’t as clear as scientific evidence, should we believe it?

Can humans be reduced to atoms and electro-chemical processes?

An article by a prominent neuroscience researcher argues against a materialistic approach to brain and mind. What can we learn from him?

Proofs of God: surprisingly, lots of people aren’t interested!?

Why do people believe or disbelieve in God? Do they have good reasons for their conclusions? I think I can see some trends in the way both believers and non-believers think about God. Working out how to respond is exercising my mind. See what you think. The ups and downs of theistic arguments When I […]

People are precious?

People matter more than things, we sometimes say. But do we matter more than animals? Our laws say so. What can we learn from this?

A challenge to materialism?

There are many things about humans which are hard to explain. Consciousness is one. When we try to explain it we end up in interesting places.

God and time

Does God experience time, or not? Both viewpoints explain some things and not others.

Is God a good theory?

An old Sean Carroll video asks whether God is a good scientific theory. The video is persuasive, but most of the arguments fall down on analysis.

Christians and evidence

Christians are sometimes accused of believing things with no evidence, or even against the evidence. But a closer look shows that the matter isn’t that simple.

Do you think your (dis)belief is logical?

We like to think we are logical and right in our opinions, including opinions about God. But there are reasons to question this, for both believers and non-believers. Looking at what psychologists say and what believers and unbelievers say, leads to some interesting conclusions.

A universe out of nothing vs God out of nowhere

Sherlock Holmes said: “when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” How does this apply to the universe?