Thursday, August 22, 2013

Upcoming Virtual Beers 9/1/13 - with Justin Schieber and Jonathan Pearce

UPDATE: The Hangout has been postponed until Monday 9/2/13.  Time is 4PM EST!
There will be another live Google Hangout with Justin Schieber, Jonathan Pearce, and myself discussing the Problem of Evil.

The plan is to have the hangout at Monday 9/2/13, time 4PM EST.  It's a bit of an odd time but we have to account for the different time zones for each of us.  The hangout will be available to watch after the fact, but if you can get questions to us live and before hand by commenting on our blogs here or over at Jon's blog, or you can use Twitter and the hashtag #CAVirtualBeers

Be sure to tune in!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Virtual Beers - Counter Apologist, Justin Schieber, & Moonwalking Unicorn

I did another Google Hangout! This time with Justin Schieber and Moonwalking Unicorn, so it was all atheists.

This was a ton of fun and I think we had some really good discussions going on.  We started with a discussion on the types of atheistic arguments: Offensive vs. Defensive and then touched on some arguments that atheists can use that are as intuitively appealing as some theistic arguments.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Debate Review: Justin Schieber vs. Max Andrews

If you're like me then you probably already subscribe to the Reasonable Doubts Podcast and you've seen the latest RD Extra episode which is a scripted audio debate between Justin Schieber and Max Andrews.

If you haven't already I highly recommend giving it a listen, but be warned - you will have to do a lot of work to follow these two.

I wanted to put out a few of my thoughts on the whole thing.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Great video on Loop Quantum Cosmology

YouTube user Skydivephil has produced another amazing video where they interview some of the scientists working on Loop Quantum Gravity, and the kind of quantum cosmological models that come out from it.

They touch on the Borde, Guth, Vilenkin theorem that apologists love to cite as evidence that the universe "must have had a beginning" and most importantly they explain why the theory doesn't necessarily lead to that conclusion.

There's a lot we don't know here, but this is an example of how science is progressing on the issue in cosmology rather than throwing our hands up in the air and saying "god did it".