Road School 201: 100,000 Miles of Weird Experience

I’ve been on the road, all across the U.S. and Canada, for almost four months now. I’ve driven across it many times before that. For years. I’ve logged tens of thousands of miles of driving along our nation’s greatest and smallest highways. And I realized, if ever anyone were to accompany me and switch-drive on…

How Did Christianity Switch to a Historical Jesus?

If Jesus didn’t exist, if he was originally believed to have lived and died in outer space, how did our Christianity come to exist? How could an earthly Jesus just get invented like that, and the original view of him forgotten? That’s the question Jonathan Tweet still keeps going on about. Even though it’s both…

Did the Environment Kill Rome?

An article at Vox argues that environmental disasters destroyed the Roman Empire: “6 Ways Climate Change and Disease Helped Topple the Roman Empire,” by Kyle Harper, a professor of classics, whose article summarizes his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. And in the process teaches us how not…

See Me in Canton, Michigan, with Robert Price!

Muslim YouTuber Ehteshaam Gulam has rescheduled his panel talk between him and Robert Price and myself for Saturday January 13 (2018). Tickets and details are now on EventBrite. Politics, religion, and pop culture will be the topic. Including current events, and superhero films, comics, and lore. A conservative, a liberal, a centrist, a Muslim, an…

Speaking in Las Vegas!

I’ve been invited to give a presentation on ancient science by The Center for Science and Wonder in Las Vegas (Nevada), this November 1 (Wednesday), from 7-9pm. I will of course have books to sell and sign. And I’ll be hanging out til late to chat and drink, there or at an adjacent pub (the…

Debating Jesus: A Course on Mastering the Subject!

Starting November 1, I will be teaching online my course on the historicity of Jesus! If you want to really master this subject, and learn the best arguments and evidence for both sides of that debate; if you want to learn how to critique and destroy mythicism, or historicity; if you have burning questions, uncertainties,…

The Cosmic Seed of David

Nicholas Covington just produced an intersting article on the cosmic seed hypothesis that so vexes Jonathan Tweet (see Jonathan Tweet and the Jesus Debate). In Seed of David, Take Two, Covington makes two valuable points: he correctly frames the logic of the argument (and thus what Tweet needs to argue), and he presents a valid…

Jonathan Tweet and the Jesus Debate

My debate on the historicity of Jesus with atheist activist Jonathan Tweet is now available to view. I don’t find it very useful as debates go. Overall, we tried covering too many tangential things in too little time, and it became disorganized and hard to follow. And to make it worse, as time went on,…