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Author: Alan The Atheist

The Problem with Pseudoscience

 Note: We are republishing this article with the kind permission of Dr. Ben Davis. We highly recommend checking out Dr. Ben’s Fb page Please click here for Dr. Ben’s Facebook page. The Problem with Pseudoscience  So, I try not to rip on my students in general. I especially try to avoid poking fun at them…


Silent Partners: Are you working with a local NGO that doesn’t exist?

As we deal with getting to the truth of matters here at www.answers-in-reason.com I would like to introduce you to my wife Najwa who is a fraud investigator amongst othr things. This article was released earlier this morning on a fraud investigation site called www.secondmarshmallow.org which can be accessed here if you want to check…


Religious Apologetics – The Science of Excuses

Defining Apologetics Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the faith. The simplicity of this definition, however, masks the complexity of the problem of defining apologetics. It turns out that a diversity of approaches has been taken to defining the meaning, scope, and purpose of apologetics. From Apologia to Apologetics The word “apologetics”…


Faith Healing: Miracle or dirty scam preying on the desperate and gullible?

My money is on faith healing being a dirty scam preying on the desperate and gullible but I guess I had better not just leave it at that and present some kind of reasoning behind my conclusion. Exposed The James Randi Million Dollar Challenge. Job done!! Hmmmm, it would make for a very short article…


Agnosticism – Who knows? Not me!!

Even though this article is about agnosticism, and its modern application. I would like to start off with some definitions so there is no ambiguity from the get-go. Truth, fact and prove are words that get bandied around in the debate groups but some people do not actually seem to be to sure what they…


The Science Of Belief

Having studied psychology for only a year I must admit I am only something of an armchair expert so this article is going to lean heavily on several sources. One is this most excellent and totally non-heinous video by the great Darkmatter2525 – Watch the video here Another source is from a book gifted to me…


Jehova, The Immoral God

Jehova, The Immoral god The bible tells us not to kill, not to covet, not to be jealous, yet throughout the Old Testament there is an evil monster doing just that. Let me introduce Jehovah, the immoral god of the bible. He is a jealous god by his own admission and jealousy, in its very…


The Evolution Of Evolution – From Darwin To Modern Synthesis

Why arguing against Darwinian Evolution is pointless! In my experience the anti-evolution movement loves to spout vitriol at Darwin and his theory. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to explain to opponents in debate that the theory of evolution has not just been Darwinian for around 100 years. Arguing against Darwinian…


Much Ado About “Nothing” – A universe from an observed spontaneous occurrence!!

Something from perceived nothing   The debate on what “nothing” is rages on. Philosophers and physicists lock horns against each other, and then there is also in camp arguing between the physicists and of course between the philosophers. The experts cannot seem to agree. So what is the problem? It is just empty space, right?…


The Answers Are Always In Reason, Never In Genesis!! Episode 2 – The Globular Cluster Strikes Back!!

The Answers Are Always In Reason, Never In Genesis!! Espisode 2 – The Globular Strikes Back!! A long time ago in galaxies far, far away there were large compact spherical star clusters, old stars in the outer regions(halo) of a galaxy. A swarm of ancient stars very tightly bound by gravity. Actually that was just for a…