Category Archives: Science

Science of the Gaps

Skeptics frequently charge theists with clinging to a “god of the gaps” approach to explaining natural phenomena. The argument goes something like this: A certain natural phenomenon has no known scientific explanation or cause (e.g., lightning). Given the absence of … Continue reading

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Science and the Skeptical Mind

David Gelernter’s recent article¬†on “The Closing of the Scientific Mind” in Commentary has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention. Most of the article deals with the conflict surrounding the topic of human subjectivity, but I was struck by a … Continue reading

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The Cosmological Argument

This is a recent video explaining the cosmological argument for the existence of God. It’s a simple but powerful argument showing that God is a reasonable explanation for all that exists.

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Science vs. Religion?

The “New Atheists” who have waged such a relentless attack against religion in recent years generally cast the issue in very stark terms: Religion represents superstition driven by blind faith and irrational thinking; science, in contrast, represents facts based on … Continue reading

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