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Posted inPhilosophy

Analysing Breuer’s Account of Free Will

Reading Time: 3 minutes Thanks to Luke Breuer for producing his piece on free will the other day and how he thinks you can shoehorn in some level of freedom in a very deterministically constrained reality. First and foremost, please read my piece “Free Will: “We are influenced, but not determined” – the 80-20% approach invalidated”. In it, I […]

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Where Did We Come From?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s another short one from Dana Horton. In this one, there are potential arguments to be had over epiphenomenalism and whether mind can properly causally interact with matter or whether it is a byproduct of mechanistic, material processes: Where Did We Come From? (4 minute read; lifetime to contemplate) This week let’s take up speculations […]

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Kalam, Causality and God

Reading Time: 7 minutes The other day, a Christian commenter posted a series of comments concerning the Kalam (appearing to pertain to my book Did God Create the Universe from Nothing?). I would like to take them to task in considering some of those comments, which include: “It is… a mere assertion… that EVERYTHING which begins to exist has a […]

Posted inBooks

The Kalam Cosmological Argument: Causality and Time

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am going to talk about another issue with the Kalam Cosmological Argument, as presented by apologist William Lane Craig. I will do this by quoting extensively from my recent book Did God Create the Universe from Nothing? Countering William Lane Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument. Please rush out and grab yourself multiple copies of this great […]

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The Kalam: Uncaused Cause vs Ex Nihilo Creation

Reading Time: 3 minutes In discussing the Kalam Cosmological Argument the other day, there was a comment from Eric Sotnak that read: To expand on this, if I may: When people try to defend the causal origin principle they usually use familiar examples: “Have you ever seen a car come into existence without a car-maker?” And then they try […]

Posted inEthics, Philosophy

So, Have I Killed Someone?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Causality. It is a funny thing. Or not so funny. A number of years back now, I took my class, as a teacher, on a trip to the Historic Dockyard in the naval city of Portsmouth, UK. My school was some 45 minutes walk and a short ferry ride from there. With the cost of […]

Posted inEthics, Sex & Gender

Christianity and Homosexuality Part 2

Reading Time: 10 minutes So now it is time to return to the idea of homosexuality and Christianity about which I posted the other day. Having looked at biblical issues concerning the position of deeming h/s morally wrong, let us now look at what makes people h/s and whether it is fair for an all-loving god to judge them. Historically, […]

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