The Quantum Thomist

Musings about quantum physics, classical philosophy, and the connection between the two.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 21: The problem of evil

Last modified on Sun Jul 31 16:32:46 2022


In this post, I discuss the argument from evil, which is the topic of chapter 8 of Professor Stenger's work God, The Failed Hypothesis.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 20: Ethics

Last modified on Sun Jun 26 17:30:08 2022


In this post, I discuss the moral argument for God, and in particular whether Professor Stenger successfully responds to it in his book God, The Failed Hypothesis.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 19: Revelation, Genesis and Jesus

Last modified on Sun May 1 18:32:44 2022


In this post, I discuss the nature of revelation, prophecy, and historical evidence for Jesus.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 18: The fall of the Israelite Kingdoms

Last modified on Mon Feb 21 08:50:55 2022


In my review of Professor Stenger's work, I have reached a few comments he made concerning biblical archaeology, where he claimed that the Old Testament had basically been disproved by archaeological findings. This is the seventh post in a series in which I will discuss the archaeology of the Old Testament. In this final post I discuss whether archaeology disproves the Biblical account of the late Monarchy period.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 17: The early Monarchy

Last modified on Sun Jan 16 14:56:08 2022


In my review of Professor Stenger's work, I have reached a few comments he made concerning biblical archaeology, where he claimed that the Old Testament had basically been disproved by archaeological findings. This is the seventh post in a series in which I will discuss the archaeology of the Old Testament. In this post I discuss whether archaeology disproves the Biblical account of the early Monarchy period

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 16: The Judges

Last modified on Sun Jan 16 14:56:37 2022


In my review of Professor Stenger's work, I have reached a few comments he made concerning biblical archaeology, where he claimed that the Old Testament had basically been disproved by archaeological findings. This is the sixth post in a series in which I will discuss the archaeology of the Old Testament. In this post I discuss whether archaeology disproves the Biblical account of the Judges period

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 15: The Conquest of Canaan

Last modified on Sun Jan 16 14:56:56 2022


In my review of Professor Stenger's work, I have reached a few comments he made concerning biblical archaeology, where he claimed that the Old Testament had basically been disproved by archaeological findings. This is the fifth post in a series in which I will discuss the archaeology of the Old Testament. In this post I discuss whether archaeology disproves the Biblical account of the conquest of Canaan under Moses and Joshua.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 14: The Exodus

Last modified on Sun Dec 12 15:17:56 2021


In my review of Professor Stenger's work, I have reached a few comments he made concerning biblical archaeology, where he claimed that the Old Testament had basically been disproved by archaeological findings. This is the fourth post in a series in which I will discuss the archaeology of the Old Testament. In this post I discuss whether archaeology disproves the occurrence of Moses and the Exodus.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 13: The Israelites in Egypt

Last modified on Sun Dec 12 15:17:32 2021


In my review of Professor Stenger's work, I have reached a few comments he made concerning biblical archaeology, where he claimed that the Old Testament had basically been disproved by archaeological findings. This is the third post in a series in which I will discuss the archaeology of the Old Testament. In this post I discuss whether archaeology disproves the existence of Joseph and the Israelite sojourn in Egypt.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 12: The Patriarchs

Last modified on Sun Dec 12 15:17:17 2021


In my review of Professor Stenger's work, I have reached a few comments he made concerning biblical archaeology, where he claimed that the Old Testament had basically been disproved by archaeological findings. This is the second post in a series in which I will discuss the archaeology of the Old Testament. In this post I discuss whether archaeology disproves the existence of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Does the Mentaculus disprove efficient causality?

Last modified on Sun Apr 11 18:53:11 2021


Philosophers ponder about the nature of time, and in particular why we perceive it to have a direction and succession. One school of thought states that time's arrow is reducible to some other physical phenomena, such as the increase of entropy. One way in which this is formulated is a proposal by Albert and Loewer, which is termed as the "Mentaculus." A recent paper has argued that this understanding of time is inconsistent with efficient causality, as used in the Kalam cosmological argument. I describe this objection, and respond.

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