Can you take a statistical tool such as Bayes Theorem and calculate meaningful answers to religious questions such as “Is there a God?“, “Did Jesus exist?“, or “Did Jesus rise from the dead?“. It has been tried, people really will deploy this approach. When challenged they often exclaim “You can’t argue with the maths, it … Read moreCan you Prove Jesus with Bayes Theorem?
The quick summary is that this is a good news story, the number of people dying of cancer each and every year is declining. We know this because each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cases and deaths that will occur in the United States and compiles the most recent data … Read moreWhat do the The Latest Cancer Statistics tell us?
The UK’s National Center for Social Research have just issued a press release with the latest numbers on 7th September. These numbers reflect data gathered in 2017. As data is processed they tend to dribble out insights and so this latest press release is part of that process. What are the latest highlights? Well yes, I … Read moreMajority of UK population have no religious belief
If Mr Ham has some statistics that have left him feeling sad, then it is quite distinctly possible that we have a set of statistics that point towards the world becoming an even better place. OK, so what is this all about? Well the story here is that Young Earth Creationist, Ken Ham, blogs his … Read moreSome Statistics have inspired Ken Ham to be rather surprised, shocked and saddened
If you are religious and you are also rather eager to keep your religious belief intact and safe, then you need to stop reading right now, log off, kill your social media accounts and never ever log back in again. You might perhaps think I’m teasing and am not serious, but I’m dead serious because there … Read moreThe Internet greatly disrupts religious belief
A rather common religious claim is that by default humans are violent and that without the moral guidance of a god, our natural instincts will lead to great darkness and evil … cue citations for Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc… and you are then advised either implicitly or even explicitly that this would be you if you do … Read morepeace on earth: Is the world becoming a better place, or worse?