Counter Apologetics podcast

Counter Apologetics

Emerson Green

with Emerson Green

100 épisodes

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    CA89 Why I don’t spend more time on contingency arguments

    13:34

    Arguments from contingency are widely considered to be among the strongest offered in defense of God. The results of the 2020 PhilPapers Survey have cosmological arguments ranked as the strongest family of arguments for theism. So why don’t I spend more time worrying about cosmological and contingency arguments? Even those unfamiliar with cosmological arguments will … Continue reading CA89 Why I don’t spend more time on contingency arguments →
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    What is Naturalism? – Walden Pod

    22:22

    Naturalists, according to David Papinau, author of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on naturalism, urge “that reality is exhausted by nature, containing nothing ‘supernatural’.” Naturalism “has no very precise meaning in contemporary philosophy” beyond this, along with an emphasis on science as a means to understand the natural world. Naturalism is the view that … Continue reading What is Naturalism? – Walden Pod →
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    CA88 ID Theorist Accidentally Produces Evidence Against Intelligent Design

    12:16

    The Discovery Institute, an ID thinktank, has a list of “Peer-Reviewed & Peer-Edited Scientific Publications Supporting the Theory of Intelligent Design.” On this list is an article authored by Michael Behe, alleging to prove the irreducible complexity of certain protein binding sites. However, his experiment demonstrated the exact opposite point as intended. He had to … Continue reading CA88 ID Theorist Accidentally Produces Evidence Against Intelligent Design →
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    7 Questions for Christians

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    watch the video version here Support at patreon.com/counter or /waldenpod Follow on Twitter @waldenpod Transcript  Linktree Answers in Reason – Ten Questions for Theists Braxton Hunter – Ten Questions for Atheists my responses to Braxton and here are links to a few of the arguments I mentioned in Question 7: Schellenberg’s argument from hiddenness Rowe’s … Continue reading 7 Questions for Christians →
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    CA87 God & Evolution

    30:33

    We’ll be exploring what the discovery of evolution potentially means for religion. Is evolution evidence against theism? If so, why? Is it incompatible with Christianity, as some Christians maintain? What is the conceptual landscape vis-à-vis evolution and theism—as in, what is the range of potential options available to a religious believer when it comes to … Continue reading CA87 God & Evolution →
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    CA86 The Argument from Scale

    31:15

    Human beings seem cosmically unimportant. Though certainly from God’s perspective, we are more important than stars, rocks, vast stretches of empty space and time, and other things that don’t seem to possess any value in and of themselves, the latter group seems to have been afforded the lion’s share of the cosmos. Human beings, presumably … Continue reading CA86 The Argument from Scale →
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    CA85 Conversation with The Non-Alchemist: Deconversion, Atheism, and Apologetics

    1:29:01

    Today, I’m speaking with The Non-Alchemist about the trials and tribulations of deconversion, reasons for being an atheist, lacktheism, Calvinism, Christian double-standards regarding testimonial evidence, the state of apologetics, what stuff is real, and more. Here’s this interview on YouTube with video (this episode was recorded on Streamyard and originally posted on YouTube). NA’s channel … Continue reading CA85 Conversation with The Non-Alchemist: Deconversion, Atheism, and Apologetics →
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    Debate: Is evil strong evidence against God?

    1:39:49

    Here’s my debate with Zac of Adherent Apologetics on the problem of evil, hosted by the Non–Alchemist. I focus on the problem of animal suffering and defend an argument called the teleological argument from evil. Video of the debate here linktr.ee/emersongreen Listen to our sister show, Walden Pod here Rate the show on iTunes here … Continue reading Debate: Is evil strong evidence against God? →
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    CA84 Why I Am An Atheist

    35:36

    There are five reasons, broadly, why I’m an atheist:  I. We don’t need God to explain anything. II. There are few phenomena that are better explained by theistic models than by atheistic models. III. There are many phenomena that are better explained by atheistic models than by theistic models. IV. Theism is more metaphysically profligate … Continue reading CA84 Why I Am An Atheist →
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    CA83 Hume on the Argument from Design

    24:37

    Today we discuss the evergreen critique of the design argument from David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Hume’s skepticism is aimed at the inference to a designer on the basis of our observations of natural objects and their analogy to human artifacts. When two objects are similar effects – say a house and another house … Continue reading CA83 Hume on the Argument from Design →

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