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Are Fine-Tuning Arguments for God (or the Multiverse) Circular?

In a recent video, theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder argues that design arguments for God’s existence commit the fallacy of begging the question—also known as circular reasoning. Do they? Before we began, I want to lay my cards on the table and say that I’m a fan of Sabine Hossenfelder. She’s smart, well qualified, and a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. I appreciate her commitment to explaining physics in comprehensible terms and her willingness to challenge ideas that are fashionable in the physics community but that are not well supported by evidence. She... Read More

Is There a Link Between Atheism and Skepticism?

There is a popular notion that doubt and skepticism are specially linked to atheism.... Read More

How Thomists View the Modern Sciences

Debates concerning the existence of God typically run aground on prior unresolved metaphysical... Read More

The Flatlander’s Argument Against Miracles

In a Pentecost sermon that was later published as the essay “Transposition,” C.S.... Read More

Science as a Religion

This essay is drawn from Dr. Logan Gage's new video course, How Science Became a Religion,... Read More

How can the God of the Philosophers be the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

Doubt and questioning are a part of the Christian faith. In Randal Rauser's new... Read More

Why Miracles are Credible to Catholics

Unlike many other articles dealing with miracles, this one is not actually expected to... Read More

St. Anselm’s God

St. Anselm’s ontological argument for God’s existence often gets a bad rap, not just... Read More

Religion After God: A Review of “Progressive Atheism”

“Atheism, we’ll say, for all we know may come at the beginning of religion rather... Read More

Would America Be Better Off without Religion?

“Too much religion is bad for a country,” asserts Max Boot in a recent Washington... Read More

“Existential Inertia” vs. Almighty God

Materialist philosophers, starting in the fifth century B.C. with Leucippus and Democritus,... Read More