Religious Faith in an Age of Intelligent Machines

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This talk was delivered as part of a course on Reality, Robots and Religion at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge. Here’s a brief overview:

Could a machine exhibit intelligence similar to that of a human being?

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Three Popular Atheist Arguments: Part 3

The Argument from Improbability

In what he considers to be the central argument of his book The God Delusion (TGD), Richard Dawkins claims to have shown that ‘God almost certainly does not exist’ (TGD, p. 158). His argument is based on probability and indeed he refers to it as the argument from improbability, which he thinks ‘demonstrates that God, though not technically disprovable, is very very improbable indeed’ (TGD, p.

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Three Popular Atheist Arguments: Part 2

Not Enough Evidence

When asked what he would say if he met God in an afterlife the atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell responded, ‘Not enough evidence God! Not enough evidence!’ and many atheists today cite the same objection. Let’s call this the insufficient evidence objection.

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Halloween: Posts that Go Bump in the Night

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We ought to acknowledge that folks tend to think a little bit more about superstition, evil and the supernatural at this time of year; and that does present an odd opportunity to talk about a Christianity. So we’ve gathered some articles, old and new, together on the theme of evil.

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Reflections on Ashers and the “Gay Cake” Ruling

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Few would have thought that it would cost £88500, freedom of conscience and essential religious liberties to make a simple iced cake. Yet that may be what the Equality Commission has just charged. In 2014, Christian bakers at Ashers Baking Company declined to make a cake for Gareth Lee because the cake was to carry the message “Support Gay Marriage”.

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