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Lennox on “Miracles: Is Belief in the Supernatural Irrational?” (Part 2 of 4: Methodological Naturalism)

December 31, 2012


This is a continuation from the pervious post, and is part of an analysis of John Lennox’s lecture at Harvard from 2012 entitled: “Miracles: Is Belief in the Supernatural Irrational?” It can be viewed here: ———————————— After some perambulation, Lennox identifies the fundamental disagreement: “Brilliant science can be done by atheists, and brilliant science can be done […]

Shakespeare and The Problems of Humanism (Part 1: Brutus)

September 22, 2012


The word ‘tragedy’ has come to mean something different since the time of Aristotle. Everyone seems to grasp that the word is used to describe undesirable circumstances. Yet, if that were all there was to it, ‘tragedy’ would just be a synonym for ‘misadventure’. Aristotle’s definition was more specific, insisting that the word only be […]

4 Obviously Wrong Ideas – That Took Centuries to Debunk

November 4, 2011


Introduction Modern scientific inquiry assumes, as a base assertion, that knowledge about the physical world cannot be usefully attained with thought alone. You would think that this would go without saying.  However, for many centuries it was the contrary assumption that predominated.  This view of knowledge was so persuasive that it took centuries to discover some […]

Rare Things Happen All The Time

July 15, 2011


It has been well understood for thousands of years, by some at least, that the lights in the night’s sky would move depending on the time, and date. We now know this to be due to the rotation of the Earth on its axis and the orbit of the Earth around the sun. But, it was also […]


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