Evolution, Part III: The Fossil Record

Trilobite - Evolution, Fossil Record

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Next, we turn our attention to the fossil record.  As stated in Part I, the fossil record does illustrate an increase in complexity over time, from single-celled to multi-celled to more complicated life, as evolution predicts.  But does the rest of the fossil record match up with the evolutionary model? Continue reading

Evolution, Part II: What Genetics Really Tells Us

Evolution: What Genetics Really Tells Us

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While the genetic evidence at first seems like one of the strongest arguments in favor of evolution, it’s ultimately the theory’s largest Achilles heel.  Ironically, the more science has learned about DNA and genetics, the more apparent evolution’s challenges have become. Continue reading

Evolution, Part I

Evolution

Logic & Light has touched on the issue of evolution in several posts.  But since this topic is of such importance, a more in-depth, multi-part analysis is warranted.

Evolution is a pivotal issue for several reasons.  First, it is the very foundation of the naturalistic worldview.  According to Richard Dawkins, Darwin’s philosophy made “it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist1.”  If evolution is not true, naturalism is unquestionably false. Continue reading

The Historical Argument, Part I

The Historical Argument represents the sixth step in Logic & Light’s systematic case for the Christian God.  It seeks to demonstrate, using sound historical facts from both biblical and extra-biblical testimony, that Jesus was divine and actually resurrected after His crucifixion.  If the fact of Jesus’ resurrection is established, then Christianity is, without a doubt, true.  We have addressed one form of the Historical Argument previously (Six Facts About Jesus: Part I, Part II, Part III), but we will cover a bit more ground here. Continue reading

The “Busted” Series Links Page

Recently a Logic & Light reader asked if there was one place from which they could access the entire “Busted” article series.  In response to that request, we pulled together this page.  It provides links to all 14 articles in the series.

For those who aren’t familiar with this series, here’s a quick overview.  Critics are fond of saying that the Gospels are full of obvious errors that render them unreliable as historical documents.  They ask, “If Luke (or John or Matthew or Mark) can’t get their basic facts straight, then how can we rely on them for huge claims like Jesus’ resurrection?” Continue reading

The Biblical Argument

In this fifth installment, we continue building the case for belief in the Christian God.  The Cosmological and Teleological Arguments demonstrate a logical, scientific foundation for a general belief in God.  The Anthropological and Covenantal Arguments begin steering us directly to the Christian God.  We now continue down that path with the Biblical Argument.  Continue reading

The Anthropological Argument

Logic & Light has previously explored the powerful evidence for God offered by the Cosmological and Teleological Arguments.  And while these arguments offer a strong, logical, and scientific basis for belief in God, they do not tell us much about who God is or which religion has the correct view of Him.  So, we now turn our attention to those arguments that begin to build the case for a belief in the specific God of the Bible. Continue reading