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April 22, 2015
Added Examining the Hidden Value Judgment of the Fine-Tuning Argument (2015) by Aron Lucas to the Argument to Design and Moral Arguments pages under Arguments for the Existence of a God, as well as the William Lane Craig page under Christian Apologetics and Apologists in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library.
The key premise of the fine-tuning argument for the existence of God is the alleged improbability of the physical constants taking on values that fall within the narrow life-friendly range. In this paper Aron Lucas examines whether this improbability alone is enough to ground a successful theistic argument from design. He concludes that the fine-tuning proponent is impaled on the horns of a trilemma: he can either reject the argument for having a false premise, reject it for being circular, or accept it at the cost of rejecting the moral argument for the existence of God.
April 19, 2015
New in the Kiosk: Defending Richard Dawkins: or The Open Windows of Science (2015) by Cathy Cementina
Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist who is perhaps best known for his publicly proclaimed atheism. Some people find him "mean" and "arrogant" in his dismissal of religion and all things "spiritual." But if people could suspend their religious beliefs, they would recognize that there are few individuals as full of awe and reverence for natural existence as is Richard Dawkins--and that we can learn from him.