In today’s marketplace of ideas it is easy to get bogged down in the game of name-calling. The idea being that it is much easier to discount someone’s argument once their personal reputation has been soiled. Unfortunately, this seems to be “winning” strategy on all sides of the political spectrum and the election season IS its […]
Interesting article. A lot of it was over my head but it is always nice to re-confirm infighting and disagreement among naturalists. Scientists dont have the corner on truth. Science is a term broadly used today to mean “truth” (scientism). This is false however as science is merely a methodology that provides raw data. Scientists are humans who have just as many biases and dogmas as any joe on the street. The author notes how “evolution” has been used by scientists as a method of gaining power and advancing political agendas throughout recent history. On a side note, if only physical explanations of human consciousness and behavior are available (as naturalism postulates), then I would like the author to offer an alternative-more plausible option than evolutionary psychology.
“You don’t “believe” in evolution…” “… you either understand it or you don’t” -Unknown This is a silly bumper sticker-like meme. It is not only condescending but also presents equivocal language and a false dilemma. The equivocation comes in the word “evolution”. “Evolution” has different meanings that should be described, however, the nature of a […]
The Argument From Reason Ironically, if Naturalism and Materialism are true then all knowledge, reason, and truth is illusory. In other words, if naturalism or materialism is true, we could never know it. Two of my favorite arguments for the existence of God are The Moral Argument and The Argument From Reason. They both hit […]
Avoid Rejecting Someone’s Argument for These Fallacious Reasons Someone could easily say of my opinions and articles “it makes sense that he believes this because of his age, gender, upbringing, class, income, education, and a number of other demographic explanations”. This reductionist tactic tries to undercut or discredit my my arguments based upon who they […]
Why I wrote this “Bike to Work Day” is June 24th in Denver and I have been seeing advertisements everywhere. I do not usually write on environmental issues, although I did touch on the Christian’s role relating to the environment at https://williamjosephsblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/correspondence-with-an-athiestskeptic/. Initially I wrote it for fun to see if I could make sense […]
To me, there is a prevalent attitude regarding the nature of truth today that causes people to say things like, “let me have my truth and you can have yours” or “you have to do what is true for you”. To a point I understand this ideal. All of us are different and we have […]