Monthly Archives: March 2016

Maintain Skepticism, Even about Science

I have just finished an econometrics replication project using STATA. I’m not going to identify the paper I replicated or its authors in this post because I have not yet contacted them for clarity. But my basic finding was this: … Continue reading

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Reform without Authority?

One of the problems—if you will—with Islam and why it is so difficult to reform is its lack of a central authority. Their prophet long dead and the Ottoman Caliphate long defunct, in the intervening years the closest we’ve come … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions Explained: Apologist Replies to My Series

I was recently contacted by a Christian apologist, asking permission if he could use the content of my list of bible contradictions in order to rebut them in Youtube videos. My interest was immediately piqued. Although I have probably abandoned … Continue reading

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Probability that Miracles Occur: A Bayesian Analysis

One of the most common statements by those professing to know that their interpretation of their specific religious book is true is the assertion that they have observed miracles. They claim that their uncle’s cancer remission is an act of … Continue reading

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