Author Archive for: Rob
Rob is currently working toward a PhD in Physics at Massey University and runs the Manawatu Christian Apologetics Society.
Entries by Rob
This episode of ID the Future (MP3 here) tells the story of Jesse Kilgore, a college student whose loss of faith and subsequent suicide has been linked to his biology class and Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion. After his professor challenged him to read the anti-theistic book and rule out the possibility of God’s existence in light of the evidence for evolution, Jesse experienced a crisis of faith. Now his father is arguing for academic freedom for intelligent design and critiques of Darwin’s theory.
William Lane Craig nicely refutes humanism in this short “Atheist Bus Campaign” MP3 podcast.
William Lane Craig
As vanguards of a new philosophical paradigm, theistic philosophers have freely issued various critiques of atheism. In so short a space as this entry it is impossible to do little more than sketch some of them and to provide direction for further reading. These critiques could be grouped under two basic heads: (1) There are no cogent arguments on behalf of atheism, and (2) There are cogent arguments on behalf of theism.
We have heard thru the gossip network that Geologist Bob White is coming to NZ in March.
From the article: “An international study shows New Zealand year 5 pupils are doing worse in maths and science than children in more than half the other 36 countries surveyed.”
Why is this happening? I think there are probably numerous reasons, none of which provide sufficient reason alone. I will post a list of my reasons tonight.
Frank Turek, co-author of “I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist” with Normal Geisler has some interesting comments in his latest newsletter.
Here is an article written by Greg Koukl on “When Tolerance is Intolerant”. Enjoy!
The debate has happened! Apologetics in Action: Aesthetics and the Existence of God – Atheism vs. Christianity
Professor Bradley Monton, atheist, believer in objective morality, debater on the Intelligent Design side, and nice sounding guy. Check this post out — it is really interesting.
This 90-minute talk on Intelligent Design by Sean McDowell and William Dembski was to a lay audience of 500. It is based on their new book “Understanding Intelligent Design – Everything you need to know in plain language”.
In my youth, the understanding I had of the world was that everything was ultimately meaningless. I mocked the religious kids at school for believing in a god, for Darwin had shown there was no need for such a creation of our minds. I also understood where this thinking lead to.
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