Category Archives: Religion

Thoughts on Faith and Induction

If the problem of induction tells us that we are not justified in establishing law-like relations in science, then upon what do we base our certainty that the sun will β€œrise” tomorrow, or that magnetic poles of opposite charge will … Continue reading

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Further consideration on “Tolstoy’s Choice”

Dear Philosophers, I’ve been thinking a lot about the “choice” presented by Tolstoy in My Confession. I am presently stuck with the position that there really is no answer that has especially strong justification. Here’s the puzzle for which I … Continue reading

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A conversation between my professor and I…

Fellow Philosophers, So as I adjust to a very diminished work load, and actually have some time to tend to various obligations that have been put off for some months, I have recently begun my study of “life’s meaning” in … Continue reading

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Using Philosophy of Science to Evaluate Claims in Philosophy of Religion

I offer this post as a tribute to my exceptionally well-spoken colleague at http://theologiansinc.wordpress.com/ Please excuse the “flat-earthed” numbskullery throughout the essay, but I think that you’ll find the treatment a bit more thorough than the last. πŸ™‚ Yours In … Continue reading

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Evaluating Alvin Plantinga’s Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism

In Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, Alvin Plantinga has argued that despite the assertions of the atheist and naturalist communities, science is not at odds with theism at all; that it is, in fact, naturalism that … Continue reading

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Burglars, or ghosts?

The sun was out and a tremendous crowd waded belly-high in the shallow waters near the aft port side of the massive vessel. It must have been well over 100 feet high at the railing that I dangled from. Swinging … Continue reading

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Metaphor of Ships

Friends and philosophers, I apologize for being so dilatory with my posts, but the fact is that as finals approach, deadlines must be met, papers submitted, and study guides created and memorized. It’s a whirlwind process that surely you’re all … Continue reading

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