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  • Death Is a Big Deal—Mortal Motivation Theory in Psychology

    By R. Douglas Geivett

    Yesterday

    Death is a big deal. Most of us know it, or acknowledge it. Those of us who don’t are in denial—a fairly typical way of coping with unpleasant or unwelcome realities. A handful of psychologists have developed a theory about how the fear or anticipation of our personal ...

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  • Grim Reaper Paradox

    By William Lane Craig

    May. 22, 2015

    Dear Dr. Craig,

    I recently viewed your defense of the Kalam Cosmological Argument video at the Baylor University Alvin Plantinga conference, and I was intrigued by the new grim reaper argument against an infinite series of causal events. I've searched throughout the web and have found very little on ...

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  • Internal Actions of the Trinity

    By Fred Sanders

    May. 22, 2015

    Why have theologians in the classic tradition of trinitarian doctrine found it easy to confess that the external actions of the Trinity are undivided? One reason is that they started from a clear confession that the internal actions of the Trinity were not undivided. Or,

    The post Internal Actions of ...

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  • How One Psychologist Is Tackling Human Biases in Science

    By R. Douglas Geivett

    May. 22, 2015

    How One Psychologist Is Tackling Human Biases in Science. What is no doubt bad news for many scientists should be good news for the progress of science and the enterprise of knowing. It’s good to see greater effort being made to explore the place of intellectual virtue in the ...

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  • ‘Born Bad’: How the idea that we’re all sinners has shaped Western culture – The Washington Post

    By R. Douglas Geivett

    May. 22, 2015

    ‘Born Bad’: How the idea that we’re all sinners has shaped Western culture – The Washington Post. Read this book review by Michael Dirda and consider where the argument about original sin and the history of Christian doctrine errs. Your observations are welcome. Feel free to share using the comments ...

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  • What Do William Gladstone and Little Big Man Have in Common?

    By R. Douglas Geivett

    May. 22, 2015

    I don’t get it, these coincidences with no significance always happening to me. Allow me to illustrate from today’s events. Around noon, I hefted my copy of Roy Jenkins’s biography of William Gladstone from the shelf, with the vague intention of reading some portion of its 698 ...

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