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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

Dillahunty's argument is self-refuting. He commits the error inherent to all forms of verificationism. A simple, jargon-free description of verificationist principles would be: "you shouldn't ...
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How do Christians who reject Young Earth Creationism respond to the "God is not a liar" argument?

To put it simply, Old Earth proponents do not believe "God is a liar" but that YEC proponents have misunderstood the Bible. YEC insist on a literal interpretation of Genesis (they call it &...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

No. There is not a single "real (peer-reviewed) research paper" showing that evolution is not likely or possible. I would challenge anybody who provides names to instead post a link to such ...
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Do Christian proponents of Intelligent Design hold it to be a scientific position, and if not, do they see this lack of scientific rigor as an issue?

1. Does Intelligent Design make testable predictions that, if proven false, would contradict its central claims? Yes. I'm not going to try to summarize, but ID's predictions tend to revolve around ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists respond to the 'Last Thursdayism' objection?

IMHO, "last thursdayism" not only does not rebut the Creationist position, but strengthens it by illustrating the inability of science alone to make conclusive statements about history. ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

To Carl Sagan's point, a typical response from a Christian apologist would leverage the Philosophical Principle of Sufficient Reason. This principle states that the existence of a thing needs a ...
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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?

In this video I explored reasons that there is sometimes strain between faith and science. If, because I am a man of faith and I love science, I am not the target audience you're looking for, I can ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists respond to the 'Last Thursdayism' objection?

I'm not a Young Earth Creationist, but from the YEC perspective it is very straightforward to reject "last Thursdayism". YEC derives the age of the universe not from the light of distant ...
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What are Christian responses to Graham Oppy's argument for atheism from naturalism?

If an intelligent observer like William Lane Craig thinks this is the strongest argument for atheism out there, then it makes me feel quite a bit more sound in my belief in God, because it is almost ...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

Those creationist Christians typically place the "extinction event" in Noah's day, thus long after the fall of the historic Adam. An example is from the well-known Young Earth model defender,...
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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?

A significant fraction of Evangelical Christians also believe in "Young Earth Creationism", which is to say they take Genesis 1-3 at face value and believe that the Earth is ~6,000-7,000 ...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

Michael Behe, Stephen Meyer, and Douglas Axe have argued in technical & lay publications against the plausibility of unguided evolution; several of the arguments used are: Specified complexity is ...
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According to Creationists, what are the strongest arguments against abiogenesis?

First off, from a Christian standpoint, the strongest argument is Genesis 1; God's inerrant and infallible Word tells us how life began: God spoke, and it was so. Most importantly, millions or ...
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Do Christian proponents of Intelligent Design hold it to be a scientific position, and if not, do they see this lack of scientific rigor as an issue?

All the Christians I know who believe God to be the intelligent designer creator of this universe have great sympathy with the I.D. stance, and agree with a lot of it. So, at the outset, I would ...
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Are there scientific research articles published in reputable journals that provide supporting evidence for Young Earth Creationism?

From the Young Earth Creationist perspective, there is no conclusive scientific evidence of a young earth. This is because Creationists believe that the true domain of science is the present, not the ...
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According to proponents of creationism and intelligent design, are we clueless about the origin of life? James Tour vs. Dave Farina

This post will review 2 of the major difficulties faced by studies in naturalistic abiogenesis (undesigned origin of life). Its primary assumption is supported by no experimental evidence ...
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What are Christian responses to the atheistic argument that God is an unnecessary and overly complicated extra step?

Quantum entanglement is two things: Scientific fact Without any good explanation Do we then conclude that quantum entanglement doesn't exist? No, we accept the fact that the mathematics is correct, ...
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Have any Protestant Biologists demonstrated through their own research that Evolution is untenable?

Disclaimer: I can't say with confidence that any of the cited individuals are Protestant, as opposed to Orthodox or Catholic, although it's unclear to me why that should matter. Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson ...
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What are Christian responses to Graham Oppy's argument for atheism from naturalism?

Let's take the first two points one at a time. (The third is only relevant if the first two are correct, which, as we'll see, isn't the case.) Naturalism is simpler than theism. This is true! It's ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

Does the Bible suggest that God created mathematics? In the Nicene creed, Christians confess, in accordance with Colossians 1:16, that God Created "all things [....] visible and invisible". ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

I'd suppose that the same arguments regarding existence might be made about Confucious, Plato, Melchizedek, Nero, and other historical figures. But what are counter arguments? You might look for ...
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How do Christians rebut Matt Dillahunty's objection that the resurrection of Jesus is untestable, unfalsifiable and thus unreasonable to believe?

Apart from the point about the argument being self-refuting from another answer, this argument proves too much. By the author's logic, the claim that George Washington used to be President of the ...
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According to Creationists, what are the strongest arguments against abiogenesis?

Evolution cannot start until there exists a chemical structure which can replicate itself. And this supposed replicating structure must be in some sense a step towards the DNA structures that all ...
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Do Christians believe that God used mathematics to design the universe?

God does not have to use mathematics - whatever He does, the natural laws follow. That being said, Genesis 1 tells us that in the beginning, there was nothing. Whether or not you believe in the ...
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How do Christian advocates of the Fine Tuning argument for God's existence address the objection posed by the Anthropic Principle?

The arguments of the Weak Anthropical Principle against Fine Tuning critically depend on the existence of an effectively infinite number of universes in which there can be "survivors". If ...
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How does the Bible justify geocentrism?

The only error here that needs resolution is your false premise and incorrect reading of the text. The Bible is not a scientific journal and includes many different literary genres. Your mistake is ...
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How do Christians who reject pre-fall death reconcile their views with the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event (66 million years ago)?

To expand on GratefulDisciple's answer... ...the short version is that a lot of them don't. There are, as I see it, three-and-a-half options. GratefulDisciple already explained the "young-Earth ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists account for radiometrical dates of more than 7000 years?

The literal answer is that YECs "account" for no such thing. They reject the accuracy of such dates, based on an alternate interpretation of the available evidence. However, that isn't very ...
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Is there a theological basis for climate change skepticism among evangelicals?

Many Christians believe that God is in complete control of the weather, using it for blessings and curses. They don't deny that the climate is changing, but they do doubt that it is caused by humans, ...
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