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Is Redaction Usually the Better Hypothesis? Responding to Richard Carrier (Part 4)
I review Carrier’s claim that “redaction is usually the better hypothesis.”
Who Has Fabricated Data — Lydia McGrew or Richard Carrier? (Part 3)
I continue my response by reviewing Carrier’s allegation that McGrew has fabricated some of her examples.
Can Scribal Errors Account for Undesigned Coincidences? Responding to Richard Carrier (Part 2)
In this article, I will consider Carrier’s claim that undesigned coincidences can be adequately accounted for by scribal errors.
Yes, Richard Carrier, There Are Undesigned Coincidences (Part 1)
Dr. Richard Carrier is an ancient historian who is best known for championing the idea that Jesus of Nazareth is a mythical figure.
Messianic Convergence in the Gospels: A New Way to Frame the Argument from Old Testament Fulfillment
How useful is fulfilment of Messianic prophecy in the person of Jesus to the purposes of contemporary, twenty-first century apologists? In this article, I explore a way to frame the argument in a robust and objective way. First, I will summarise my argument and then I will dig into the details.
What is Bayes’ Theorem, and What Does It Have to Do with Arguments for God?
One way to frame the argument for the existence of God is to consider the evidence that we self-evidently live in what I call a moral choice arena. What is a moral choice arena? A moral choice arena is simply a community of persons, not necessarily humans, but persons in circumstances where they can engage in what we at least call moral decision-making, where they interact and mold themselves in what gets called morally significant ways.
Muller Two-Step Model: A Refutation of Behe on Irreducible Complexity?
Our responses to the Muller two-step have been around for a long time; it would be nice if ID critics would recognize them and perhaps even answer them rather than inaccurately proclaiming that their arguments go “unchallenged.”
Does T-urf13 Refute Irreducible Complexity? A Response to Arthur Hunt
Since 2007, Hunt has been claiming to have refuted Michael Behe’s thesis that irreducible complexity cannot arise by mindless evolutionary processes.
Histone Code: A Challenge to Evolution, an Inference to Design
Discoveries over the past couple of decades have served to underscore the thesis that biological systems are chock-full of complex and specified information content, even beyond the sequence of base pairs along the sugar-phosphate backbone of the DNA molecule.