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Posted inUncategorized

The Problem of Evil and the Necessity of Suffering

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Problem of Evil is a well-trodden battlefield. How can there be so much (or any) suffering in light of an OmniGod who cares enough, knows enough and is powerful enough to do something about it. The answers are generally along the lines of: No suffering is gratuitous – there could be/is/must be a reason […]

Posted inBiology

If Low-Level Life Exists on Other Planets, What of God?

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the news that certain cloud compositions on Venus are best explained by molecular Venutian life existing, this prompts some interesting questions. If life can only be explained by God, that naturalism struggles to explain abiogenesis, as certain theists (including creationists) claim, then why do we have complex sentient life on Earth and merely molecular, […]

Posted inUncategorized

The Argument from Experiential Knowledge

Reading Time: 3 minutes I love discussing all things OmniGod, that is the ramifications of a god that has omniscience, omnipotence and omnibenevolence. This God is the one of “classical theism”. I have written a book compiling my musings on the matter (the reasonably priced ebook The Problem with “God”: Classical Theism under the Spotlight [UK]). One of the […]

Posted inUncategorized

The Problem of Sleep

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is another guest post, this time form Slograman, long-term reader of the blog here, and someone from central Ohio, just for a bit of context… Introduction I’d like to think of myself as an amateur philosopher, which means I’m admittedly often out of my depth. I still enjoy a rousing discussion, however, and I […]

Posted inEthics and Morality

Pearced Off! #3 – God Is a Consequentialist

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am running a series of the old podcast segments from my Pearced Off! section of the Skepticule Podcast (a British skepticism-based podcast now on hiatus) that I used to contribute to. Some of the earlier ones have some quieter audio. Apologies. They run at around ten minutes. Something to keep you company outside of Netflix and the news… […]

Posted inEthics and Morality

Pearced Off! #2 – Doxastic Voluntarism

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am running a series of the old podcast segments from my Pearced Off! section of the Skepticule Podcast (a British skepticism-based podcast now on hiatus) that I used to contribute to. Some of the earlier ones have some quieter audio. Apologies. They run at around ten minutes. Something to keep you company outside of Netflix and the news… […]

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