No Virginia, Gay Marriage Won’t Lead to 900,000 Abortions

Gene Schaerr’s recently argued, before the Supreme Court, that gay marriage will lead to more abortions--900,000 more! But his argument wouldn't even receive a passing grade in my sophomore level logic class.

The Blue/Black White/Gold Dress Controversy: No One Is Right

The blue/black, or white/gold, dress controversy reveals more than meets the eye.

On Vaccines and Autism: An Open Letter to Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore, the host of The Nightly Show, knows that vaccines are safe and effective. Unfortunately, he has no idea how to host a show that communicates that fact.

Saving Christmas From Kirk Cameron

According to Kirk Cameron, if you are not celebrating Christmas like his family, then you’re just not doing it right.

Do Souls Exist?

In my article "Do Souls Exist," I explain why most philosophers doubt the existence of the soul. Here I field some of the most common questions regarding their doubts by responding to questions posed to me by philosophy of religion students at Berkhamsted School in London.

Is Religion Pseudoscience?

I presented at a conference on special divine action sponsored by two organizations dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and religion. I hoped to find people friendly to both science and religion. Unfortunately, even the headliners were far too friendly to pseudoscience.

Do We Live In a Computer Simulation?

After his keynote speech for the American Humanist Conference this past weekend, Max Tegmark (Author of "Our Mathematical Universe") said some things that were not quite accurate regarding the subject of my lecture at the conference: The Simulation Argument. Here, I try to straighten it all out.

Is “Heaven Is for Real” for Real?

Colton Burpo didn't really visit heaven, but the new movie that tells his story isn’t nearly as bad as it could have been.

God’s Not Dead? Neither Is Philosophy

This weekend, Christian conservative movie makers tried to prove that, while God’s not dead, philosophy is. I argue that they failed—and that, ironically, Rocky IV helps us see why.

Let Go of The Shroud Part III

The Shroud of Turin, which many believe to be burial shroud of Christ, is obviously one of many religious relics that were forged in the middle ages. To improve its image regarding how it relates to science, the church (and any religious group) should admit that it is fake and distance itself from it as far as possible.

Let Go of the Shroud Part II

The Shroud of Turin, which many believe to be burial shroud of Christ, is obviously one of many religious relics that were forged in the middle ages. To improve its image regarding how it relates to science, the church (and any religious group) should admit that it is fake and distance itself from it as far as possible.

Let Go of the Shroud Part I

The Shroud of Turin, which many believe to be burial shroud of Christ, is obviously one of many religious relics that were forged in the middle ages. To improve its image regarding how it relates to science, the church (and any religious group) should admit that it is fake and distance itself from it as far as possible.

Why 62% of Philosophers are Atheists (Part VI)

In a recent interview with Gary Gutting for The Stone, Alvin Plantinga (one of the most influential Christian philosophers) argued that atheism is irrational. I evaluate his argument, as a logician, in six parts. I conclude that atheism is not irrational.

Why 62% of Philosophers are Atheists (Part V)

In a recent interview with Gary Gutting for The Stone, Alvin Plantinga (one of the most influential Christian philosophers) argued that atheism is irrational. I evaluate his argument, as a logician, in six parts. I conclude that atheism is not irrational.

Why 62% of Philosophers are Atheists (Part IV)

Teaser: In a recent interview with Gary Gutting for The Stone, Alvin Plantinga (one of the most influential Christian philosophers) argued that atheism is irrational. I evaluate his argument, as a logician, in six parts. I conclude that atheism is not irrational.

Why 62 Percent of Philosophers Are Atheists Part III

In a recent interview with Gary Gutting for The Stone, Alvin Plantinga (one of the most influential Christian philosophers) argued that atheism is irrational. I evaluate his argument, as a logician, in six parts. I conclude that atheism is not irrational.

Why 62% of Philosophers are Atheists (Part II)

In a recent interview with Gary Gutting for The Stone, Alvin Plantinga (one of the most influential Christian philosophers) argued that atheism is irrational. I evaluate his argument, as a logician, in six parts. I conclude that atheism is not irrational.

Why 62% of Philosophers are Atheists (Part I)

In a recent interview with Gary Gutting for The Stone, Alvin Plantinga (one of the most influential Christian philosophers) argued that atheism is irrational. I evaluate his argument, as a logician, in six parts. I conclude that atheism is not irrational.

"Guns Don’t Kill People, People Do?"

It's often said that "Guns don't kill people; people kill people." Most think this argument is fallacious, but it's not exactly clear why. Let's examine this "argument" from a logical standpoint to see exactly what is wrong.