Why Douglas Adams’ Puddle Analogy FAILS

In his “rebuttal” to Christian apologist Frank Turek’s refutation of Douglas Adams' silly puddle analogy, the Genetically Modified Skeptic said that Frank Turek “can’t contend” with the puddle analogy.  He acknowledged that the puddle analogy indicates  the universe appears to be designed. Yet to him that means “nothing until we can demonstrate that there is …

Abstracts from Meta-Analytic Studies on the Health Benefits of Religiosity

I recently debated an atheist on the merits of religion and whether it is needed in modern society. The debate can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ4FL-9Z3x8 I had researched findings from a variety of studies, including meta-analytic studies. Meta-analytic studies are studies that analyze the empirical results from other studies on the same variables to determine …

The (Frightening) Moral Implications of a World without Christianity

Some may be cheering as they witness the rising wave of Euro-secularization, where many in western societies have become increasingly atheistic, post-material, and secular. Ron Inglehart of the University of Michigan’s World Values Surveys has distinguished these “secular/rational and self-expressive” countries from the “traditional/religious and survival” countries in other poorer parts of the world (Inglehart, …