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2015-03-30
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The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 5)

This is a continuation of the last post. We're examining biblical passages that demonstrate the following six patterns in how God works to provide evidence for our faith in him. The six patterns are: 1. God provides evidence whenever he asks us to believe something, especially when he does something new.  2. God expects us […]
2015-03-23
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The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 4)

This is a continuation of the last post. We're examining biblical passages that demonstrate the following six patterns in how God works to provide evidence for our faith in him. The six patterns are: 1. God provides evidence whenever he asks us to believe something, especially when he does something new. 2. God expects us […]
2015-03-16
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The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 3)

In the last post I introduced six patterns for how God worked in the Bible to provide evidence for our faith in him. They were: 1. God provides evidence whenever he asks us to believe something, especially when he does something new. 2. God expects us to test and verify the evidence he provides. 3. […]
2015-03-09
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The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 2)

In my previous post, I said that the Christian faith is based on evidence, and that this is how God has always worked in the Bible. In fact, by closely examining the biblical text, we can discern some clear, detailed patterns for how God interacts with us when he calls for us to have faith. […]
2015-03-02
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The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 1)

What is faith? How is it conceptualized in Christianity? In certain circles, it has somehow become popular to think that "faith is believing in something without evidence". That... is just wrong. That is manifestly not what the Bible teaches, nor is it anything that any thinking Christian has claimed. In fact, a Google search of […]
2015-02-23
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Sherlock Bayes, logical detective: a murder mystery game (version 2.0)

"Sherlock Bayes, logical detective: a murder mystery game" has been updated, and the latest version can be found at: Sherlock Bayes, logical detective: a murder mystery game  (http://www.naclhv.com/2015/02/sherlock-bayes-logical-detective-murder.html) New features include a tutorial, an improved Bayesian calculation, a new resources and scoring system, and new portrayals of the suspects. And there are more features still […]
2015-02-16
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Christianity and falsifiability

Falsifiability has a troubled history, but fundamentally it's not a bad idea. Put simply, an idea is falsifiable if it is capable of being disproven. It is considered a desirable quality in meaningful statements, especially in the sciences. Some have even used it as the essential property of scientific statements that separates science from non-science. […]
2015-02-09
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Sherlock Bayes, logical detective: a murder mystery game

You may next want to read:Basic Bayesian reasoning: a better way to think (Part 1)What is "evidence"? What counts as evidence for a certain position?How to make a fractalAnother post, from the table of contents
2015-02-02
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How to make a fractal: version 2.1

The latest version of my fractal program has been updated, and it can be found at: How to make a fractal (http://www.naclhv.com/2014/06/how-to-make-fractal.html) It features some improvements, including the ability to generate high-iteration, high-quality pictures with pretty colors, and the ability to jump straight to seeing the full fractals. Give it a try! I've decided to […]
2015-01-26
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A common mistake in Bayesian reasoning

You and your friend are investigating a murder, and you have following conversation: You: Alice is obviously the culprit. The knife has her fingerprints on it.  Your friend: Why are you ruling out Bob? It could have been Carol or Dan, too. Or anyone else, for that matter.  You: Um... because of the knife with […]
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