Absence of evidence vs. evidence of absence

If you've discussed the existence of God, you've most likely come across the phrase "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence of evidence" or "Absence of evidence is evidence of absence." The truth is that both of these statements are incorrect. The correct principle is something like the following: The absence of evidence is …

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Is life meaningless if God doesn’t exist?

If God doesn't exist, then is life meaningless? But, what do we mean by "life"? Does that just mean my individual life? Does that mean humanity as a whole? The universe? All of the above? The simple truth is that it doesn't seem logically impossible (i.e. no contradiction) that meaning can exist without God existing. …

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Do Miracles Actually Happen?

The main question, with regards to miracles, is not whether they are (logically) possible. Rather, a bunch of other issues arise once we think about miracles.  Let's look at some potential worries and issues. 1. Does the supernatural exist? And, do we need to also establish that God probably exists before establishing a miracle claim? 2. If …

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Evolutionary Argument Against Theism

My goal here is to present an epistemic argument similar to Plantinga's evolutionary argument naturalism (EAAN). The idea is that the truth of evolution undercuts belief in theism. In other words, it makes belief in God's existence unreasonable. I call this argument "The Evolutionary Argument Against Theism" (EAAT). My goal is not to argue that …

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Why philosophical arguments for God’s existence are irrelevant

Okay, the philosophical arguments for God's existence aren't irrelevant in every sense, but they are irrelevant in some senses or in a lot of ways. In other words, the philosophical arguments for God's existence can be irrelevant. For one, most people don't believe in God based on philosophical arguments. Most people will appeal to something like …

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Five Proofs of the existence of God by Feser: Book Review

I must say that I quite enjoyed "Five Proofs of the existence of God". The book is not too long, but it's not too short either. Feser himself can be quite clear in his writing, especially considering he is dealing with complex language and metaphysics. Even though I still have serious doubts about these arguments, …

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