Richard Carrier

Speaking on Josephus in Notre Dame

I’ll be delivering a paper at the Society of Biblical Literature Midwest Region meeting at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame (near South Bend, Indiana) this February 11 (Saturday), between 3 and 4pm (probably in the latter half of that hour), in the Apocrypha and Cognate Literature section. The conference runs from the 10th through…

Bayesian Counter-Apologetics: Ten Arguments for God Destroyed

Bayesian counter-apologetics is the method of using Bayesian logic to turn every argument for God into an argument against God, simply by understanding how the logic of evidence works, and then reintroducing all the evidence theists always leave out when they attempt to make an argument for God. Which reveals the fact that all arguments for God,…

In Murfreesboro, Tennessee Next Week!

I’ll be hanging out at O’Possum’s Irish Pub Don Ramon Mexican Bar & Grille in Murfreesboro, TN this Monday night, January 2nd (2017), from 7-10pm. I’ll have books to sell and sign. Come on by to chat about anything! That’s at 2341 Memorial Blvd. If too many show up, we may relocate to the Don…

Speaking at Ohio State University in Columbus

My talk entitled “Philosophy’s Not Dead: Why Scientists Need Philosophy & How Philosophers Need Science,” with Q&A after and the selling and signing of my books, will be delivered on Tuesday, February 21 (2017) from 11:30am-12:30pm in 107 Parks Hall at the OSU campus in Columbus (Ohio), sponsored by the Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical…

Solstice & My Birthday Month: Patrons for the New Year?

If you appreciate my work, consider becoming a patron of my blog on Patreon, for as little as a dollar a month! There are perks. And it keeps me going, generating quality content. Three big holidays hit all in a month this time of year for me: my birthday was the 1st, Christmas is the…

No, Hitler Wasn’t a Pantheist

This week I debated whether Hitler was really a Christian, on London radio, with historian Richard Weikart of the Discovery Institute, hosted by Justin Brierley. I’ve been on Brierley’s Unbelievable? show before. Last time I was literally in London so I could join him in the studio. This time I was a call-in guest. He’s…

Objective Moral Facts

Is there an objectively true morality? The question usually goes astray where those who ask or answer it never stop to clarify what they even mean by “objectively true.” In fact, people who ask or answer this question almost never define what they mean by that. And even when they do, they never establish that…

God’s Not Dead 2: Historicity Boogaloo

The best thing about this film is that it lies to the audience. Because we live in the age of the Internet. So anyone who ever thinks to fact-check it will find out they’ve been lied to. And that may do more damage to their faith than any atheist they may ever meet. Just as…