There is a claim that forms an integral part of the Teleological Argument for the existence of God, an argument that claims the universe has clear signs of purpose. This claim is that a life-permitting universe is so unbelievably unlikely that no thinking person should be able to say it happened due to chance. The… Continue reading What are the odds against a Life Permitting Universe
I’ve nearly finished my series of my two cents on the book God or Godless? If you haven’t read all of my post yet, go back to the first post to get a sense of what I’m doing. Or don’t, it’s all the same. Unlikely things happen. Very unlikely things happen less often. Near-impossible things… Continue reading 17. God Best Explains the Miracles in People’s Lives
A few days ago I was talking to a blogger called Physics and Whiskey. He wrote two posts, one called The atheist’s crutch: Misusing probability and another called The atheist’s other crutch: Breaking the laws of physics. In these posts he makes two clear arguments. In the first he argues that to rebut certain parts of… Continue reading Letting Go of the Crutch: Probability and physics are on the atheists’ side
Oh dear, he’s going to try to teach us again… Using Probability to Cheat the Lottery The number that has come up the fewest number of times in the National Lottery in the UK is the number 20 (175 times). The number that has come up the most frequently is the number 44 (244 times).… Continue reading Probability and the Lottery: can I make you rich?