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The Hubris of Scientific Determinism

Scientific determinists make the most outrageous claims to certainty. Take the article No, You Don’t Have Free Will, and This is Why. This article is a critique of scientist Roy F. Baumeister’s argument for free will. In the refutation, the … Continue reading

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My Problem with the Two Lever Argument Against Free Will

I’m fascinated by people who, like Daniel Miessler in his article The Two-lever Argument Against Free Will, claim that humans only have “the sensation” of free will. There are some serious heavy weights in the determinist camp who I agree … Continue reading

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Sophistry for God: William Lane Craig

I’m going to step back and analyze Willian Lane Craig’s opening statement from his debate with Sam Harris on “Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural?”. Again, I’ll summarize his argument, hopefully without too much distortion, commenting as I … Continue reading

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Free Will vs. Determinism

thedaddyblitz recently wrote a post titled “A Tangled Dance: the Will and the Holy Spirit” in which he makes an argument for determinism. Being a believer in free will, I thought I’d comment on it. The comment got rather long, … Continue reading

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