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It’s Better than Not Having It: Evolution in a Nutshell

When asked why humans have language, I heard a professor state that “Language evolved because it was beneficial to human flourishing. It was better to have language than to not have language.” This kind of ad hoc reasoning forms the basis of all so-called Natural Selection explanations proffered by secular academics, and indicates the great decline in contemporary thought. 535 more words

Apologetics

"Yellow-dog" naturalism

Mr. Lake was a great teacher, one of my all time favorites — he taught my A. P. Physics class in high school.  He once described himself as a “yellow-dog Democrat,” explaining that he would vote democrat “even if the only Democratic candidate in the running were a yellow dog.” 1,006 more words

Naturalism

Christian Arguments Going In Circles

This post by Captain Cassidy on circular reasoning has had me contemplating the nature of apologist and informal Christian argument in support of religious positions. Frequently I encounter circular reasoning in these arguments. 813 more words

Atheism