Argument from Boredom

Alvin Plantinga has an argument for God's existence called, "The Argument from Play and Enjoyment". Here's what Plantinga says: Fun, pleasure, humor, play, enjoyment. (Maybe not all to be thought of in the same way.) Playing: evolution: an adaptive means of preparing for adult life (so that engaging in this sort of thing as an …

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The fine-tuning argument and alternative design explanations

The fine-tuning argument for God's existence is a very popular argument these days. One of the problems with the argument that is often overlooked is what I will call the "gap problem" or problem of alternative explanations. Roughly speaking, even if we grant that design best accounts for the fine-tuning problem, it's not clear that …

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It’s an exciting time for Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion got big again around 40-50 years ago after the collapse of logical positivism/verificationism. A lot of those Philosophers since then have either retired or passed away. I think there's been enormous progress in the field ever since that start years ago. There's now being papers published left and right. I think this …

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Would it be surprising that we have a God “gene” or innate belief in God on theism?

Lately I have been reading up on scientific and philosophical works dealing with the issue of the innate belief in God in humans. It comes in various forms. Some propose that we have an innate belief in God or that we come to believe in God because it is comfortable and because of their fear …

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“To be is to be perceived (Esse est percipi).” Or, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” – Bishop George Berkeley (1685 – 1753)

"As an idealist, Berkeley believed that nothing is real but minds and their ideas. Ideas do not exist independently of minds. Through a complicated and flawed line of reasoning he concluded that “to be is to be perceived.” Something exists only if someone has the idea of it. Though he never put the question in the …

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William Lane Craig: An objection and response to Bill Craig’s cosmological argument for God’s existence

For the Kalam Argument, Bill Craig says that his argument is subject to the criticism that the cause of the universe might not exist anymore.Could this possibly be true? MaybeLikely? I don't think so.The cause that Craig discovers from the argument is that this cause is:Timeless, spaceless, immaterial, eternal, unchanging, personal. and uncaused.I think it …

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What is the Historical Induction argument against the existence of God?

The argument is an argument that God does not exist. In other words, it's an argument for atheism or the truth of atheism. Before we get started, what do we mean by induction? Well induction is reasoning from a sample to a broader audience or population. For instance, "Every swan that I've ever encountered has …

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Mistakes in Reasoning part 2

Mistakes in reasoning, as I've mentioned before, are crucial to identify because people like politicians can distort reason and logic to their gain. But when making decisions, we need to rely on our rationality, not our emotions. What are some more examples of mistakes in reasoning? One example is wishful thinking. The idea is that something is true because …

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