My Appearance on The Tall Friendly Atheist Dad Podcast

Damien was kind enough to invite me (The Short Curmudgeonly Atheist Dad) to his podcast where we discussed an array of different things. I especially especially enjoyed the last quarter of the interview where we talked about philosophy and apologists. Please give it a listen as well as Damien’s other excellent podcasts. 20 Questions (EpisodeContinue reading “My Appearance on The Tall Friendly Atheist Dad Podcast”

Reply to Eckels on What Distinguishes Heidegger From Sartre’s Existentialism

I write here with the single purpose of separating Heidegger from Sartre’s Existentialism, and in the contrast giving Heidegger a clearer representation. I do not write with the intent of persuading you to accept Heidegger’s thought, which is in fact contrary to Sartre. We each have our own path to follow. This began with yourContinue reading “Reply to Eckels on What Distinguishes Heidegger From Sartre’s Existentialism”

Script for Video Refutation of Tom Holland’s Dominion

This is the script for a video on my YouTube Channel where I critique a video on the Capturing Christianity Channel in which Tom Holland discusses his book: Dominion. Today we look at a video on the Capturing Christianity channel in which Tom Holland appears as a guest. Holland recently published a book titled: Dominion,Continue reading “Script for Video Refutation of Tom Holland’s Dominion”

Comments on SJ Thomason’s Essay on Social Justice in Sheep’s Clothing

SJ Thomason recently posted a curious piece of writing titled: Social Justice Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: A Christian Response – Christian Apologist (christian-apologist.com) It begins incongruously with an anecdote about a graduate assistant from Sweden she claims to have mentored in a way that borders on practicing psychotherapy without a license; moves to a transitionalContinue reading “Comments on SJ Thomason’s Essay on Social Justice in Sheep’s Clothing”

William Lane Craig Takes Another Wild Swing at Intelligent Design

William Lane Craig takes another crackpot shot at intelligent design by a creator in this short video: Again, Craig is either sadly ignorant of contemporary physics or he is just dishonest. He begins with the preposterous claim that “the single most significant physical evidence that a creator god created our universe…is the remarkable discovery thatContinue reading “William Lane Craig Takes Another Wild Swing at Intelligent Design”

William Lane Craig Takes another Stab at Intelligent Design

I recently commented on William Lane Craig’s attempt to rebut my article on the illusion of fine-tuning which showed Craig’s response lacking in any substantive content while heavy on invective. He now takes another swing at fine-tuning in support of intelligent design in which he repeats many of the same fallacies and false statements here:Continue reading “William Lane Craig Takes another Stab at Intelligent Design”

Part III: Response to Bob Felts on Applicability of Mathematics to Physical Reality

In this section I will discuss consciousness from three different perspectives: 1. Contemporary neuroscientific models 2. Quantum mind theory 3. An ontological inquiry. 1. Contemporary Neuroscientific Models. The neuroscientists Anil Seth and Donald Hoffman are representative of cognitive models that can be thought of as 21st Century updates of Kant’s epistemology. We can generalize theseContinue reading “Part III: Response to Bob Felts on Applicability of Mathematics to Physical Reality”

Script of My Video Responding to Braxton Hunter’s Ten Questions

 A few days ago, Braxton Hunter uploaded a video asking Atheists ten questions:  Below is a transcript of my video answering Hunter’s questions. 1 This is a fuzzy question resting on possible equivocation of the word “explain”. One can contrive a story that takes into account all relevant facts, but is that what we generallyContinue reading “Script of My Video Responding to Braxton Hunter’s Ten Questions”

Part II: Response to Bob Felts on Mathematics and Reality

In Part II Bob gives us an impressive and interesting overview of the mechanics of computation. The problem is that it skipped over the questions at hand, which are whether the mind really is fundamentally a computer, and why reason should accurately describe reality. Those questions remain and I will go on to address them.Continue reading “Part II: Response to Bob Felts on Mathematics and Reality”

Comments on William Lane Craig’s Attempt to Rebut My Article on the Illusion of Fine-Tuning

Just this week I discovered that, on his website last August, William Lane Craig attempted to rebut my article on the fallacy of intelligent design. I suggest you read his rebuttal before going any further: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/media/reasonable-faith-podcast/the-illusion-of-design/ And for those who haven’t read my original piece, you might want to take a look at it here:Continue reading “Comments on William Lane Craig’s Attempt to Rebut My Article on the Illusion of Fine-Tuning”

Part I: Response to Bob Felts on the topic of Applicability of Mathematics to Physical Reality

Bob Felts has provided several extremely interesting responses to my initial post and has come to a brief pause so I can catch up to what he has written so far. My response will also divide into several sections over the coming days. Here I will begin with thoughts on his Part I and anotherContinue reading “Part I: Response to Bob Felts on the topic of Applicability of Mathematics to Physical Reality”

Continuation of a Conversation with a Mathematician on the Seeming Applicability of Mathematics and Reason to Physical Reality

This is a continuation of a Twitter discussion I am having with wrf3 on the applicability of mathematics and reason to physical reality. We have moved it here for a more convenient forum for lengthy responses. Wrf3 is a mathematician and software engineer. I’ll briefly restate my position on this question and then respond toContinue reading “Continuation of a Conversation with a Mathematician on the Seeming Applicability of Mathematics and Reason to Physical Reality”

Script to YouTube Video: William Lane Craig’s 14 Ridiculous Responses

Introduction On Cameron Bertuzzi’s YouTube channel, Capturing Christianity, William Lane Craig appears on a recent video entitled “Dr. Craig Rebuts the Best Atheist Arguments”, to which I’ve linked above. I am convinced that Craig is a dishonest apologist who knowingly presents false arguments and empty rhetorical tricks, not to actually convert anybody, but to playContinue reading “Script to YouTube Video: William Lane Craig’s 14 Ridiculous Responses”