The human mind is what distances us from apes. The desire to be noble-minded is what nears us to God.
The Quest for a Virtuous Mind

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” - Galileo

“I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.” - Socrates

“Test everything; hold fast to the good.” - Paul


Note: These essays (especially the ones on Christianity) may contain assumptions that do not reflect my current beliefs, which have evolved from dogmatic evangelical Christianity to simple nonreligious theism. See My Theological Pigeonhole for details.

Philosophical Musings:
The Peril of Positive Feedback in our Beliefs
Gödel, Pascal, and the Rationality of Unprovable Beliefs
Goldbach’s Conjecture and the Uselessness of the Modal Ontological Argument
Presuppositional Spaghetti, the Lottery Paradox, and the Search for God
The Anthropic Oddity of our Youth
On the Personhood of Pre-implantation Embryos  (a warning that the pro-life community is largely going too far)

Thoughts on Common Christian Beliefs:
Rational Christian Eschatology [pdf]
Calvinism and Free Will
Does God Sovereignly Ordain Evil?
The Population of Israel in the Exodus
Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Inconsistency of the Young-Earth Creation Interpretation
A Nonexpert Review of the Book “Refuting Compromise” by Jonathan Sarfati


About Me (Ed Morris, the author of this web site)
My Theological Pigeonhole (current statement of beliefs)

Miscellaneous / Just for Fun

Poetry (OK, some of it might be doggerel.)
Wisdom Sayings (Yes, I know it sounds pretentious.)

You Might Be an Evangelical American Christian Fundamentalist If . . .
Does the Bible Use an Erroneous Value for Pi?

Photography - through 2008
Photography - 2009
Photography - 2010
Photography - 2011
Photography - 2012
Photography - 2013

This page copyright © 2001-2014 Edward A. Morris.  Created May 3, 2001.  Last updated July 26, 2014.