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Phil Halper Interviewed on Cosmology, Kalam, Craig, and Atheism.

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is something I have been meaning to do for a long time. Phil Halper, with his superb skydivephil channel, has produced some brilliant videos over time critiquing the Kalam, William Lane Craig, theistic cosmology, animal suffering arguments and all sorts, whilst also producing some of the best, most in-depth documentaries on cosmology. He has […]

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Taking on that SOB in Catholic News

Reading Time: 9 minutes It’s been a long time since I posted here at ATP. Every holiday season there will be articles repeating the theories of what the Star of Bethlehem really was. Or could have been. It definitely was real, and it could have been any of a dozen things. Or so the articles go on, and each year it’s […]

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Frank Tipler on the Star of Bethlehem…Refuted

Reading Time: 16 minutes Aaron Adair, who in the past has contributed widely to ATP, a few years ago wrote the “go-to book” about the Star of Bethlehem, looking critically at the phenomenon. The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View really is a very good book. Aaron, together with myself, has recently decided to produce a second, updated edition of the […]

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Adair Interviewed over that SOB

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Star of Bethlehem, that is. Aaron Adair is the author of the go-to book on the star, looking at it critically and scientifically: The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View. Here, fellow Patheosers Andrew Hall and Jack Matirko speak to Adair about the star, astrology, astronomy and the Bible. Good stuff.

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God is A Busy Guy (or Gal)

Reading Time: 3 minutes In an earlier article titled “A Conversation With God” I raised some interesting questions about the number of planets that the god in the story was required to monitor.  The “galaxy cluster” that he claimed was his responsibility is what astronomers call the “local group.” (See Note)  It consists of about 30 galaxies, some of […]