An informal discussion of common religious apologetics and other topics that atheists encounter in conversation.
CA88 ID Theorist Accidentally Produces Evidence Against Intelligent Design
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 →
7 Questions for Christians
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 →
CA87 God & Evolution
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 →
CA86 The Argument from Scale
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 →
CA85 Conversation with The Non-Alchemist: Deconversion, Atheism, and Apologetics
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 →
Debate: Is evil strong evidence against God?
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? →
Upon discovering this podcast and thoroughly enjoying the recent episodes, I decided to go back and listen to the entire catalog! If I could rate this 10 stars, I would. Emerson has done a fantastic job providing clarity on a wide range of topics with accuracy. I’m now a patron of Walden pod (sister podcast) and highly recommend both!
Very informative and also funny! Really has helped me on my deconstruction journey. I’m in such a better place mentally because of this podcast
Thank you for addressing all of my issues and helping me understand why I had so much cognitive dissonance for so long, growing up Protestant/non denominational Christian church. This deconstruction of my childhood and young adult faith has been truly painful but necessary and the more I learn, the more confident I feel that I owe it to my children to never give them the complicated baggage I’ve had in my religion. Thank you.