HomePhilosophyIgnorance in Prager University’s “Religion and Philosophy” Courses
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YouTube suggested this appalling video to me, titled, “Does God Exist? 4 New Arguments.” Nothing new to see here. It’s beyond sad that so much energy goes into rehashing such simplistic thinking.  So I was motivated to comment…

These aren’t arguments for God’s existence… All I’ve seen here is evidence that the speaker knows very little about how scientific investigation works. If you honestly want to know more about current reality-based thinking regarding the emergence of increasing complexity, you might start by having a look at the Big History website. The more important problem, though, is that supernaturally-oriented people are not primarily motivated by honest truth-seeking. These are people who insist on propagating myths such as Noah’s Ark because scientists can’t yet comprehensively answer each and every question of human origins. The worst kind of dishonesty is when people are dishonest with themselves.

Perhaps I’m painting with too broad a brush. I don’t actually know if they’re teaching young earth creationism at Prager. Nevertheless, their blatant ignorance of how science works is clear enough.  Prager’s “graduates” will be getting a rather impoverished philosophical world view. I actually kind of liked one of Adam Coralla’s videos at the site, but most of what I’ve seen is as biased, foolish, and misleading as this one.

 

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