My latest interview, an epistemological dialogue on the Christian evidentialism YouTube channel: ?
“Why I Became an Atheist”: A Review (Part 6)
This is the sixth installment of my meandering review of John Loftus’ book Why I Became an Atheist. For part five click here. In this section I’m going to critique Loftus’ understanding and presentation of Alvin Plantinga’s epistemology in chapter 2. This section begins on page 44. Since I defended Plantinga’s epistemology in my PhD thesis […]
What John Loftus needs to do to be taken seriously
I’m going to be busy for all of today and tomorrow teaching, but I couldn’t resist taking a moment to respond to this passage from John Loftus: “All you need to do, Randal, is say that what you have concluded is more probable than other alternatives and that you do not claim a higher probability […]
Why “defeating naturalism” is harder said than done
The intrepid S1lverBullet posed a direct question to me: “what qualifies as a defeater to belief in Yawheh/Jesus/Holy Ghost? A logical impossibility? What, exactly?” Later he explained further what he was looking for: “I was asking what might qualify as a defeater? A defeater would be identified by what criteria? It seems that his [Randal’s] beliefs must […]