In my essay To Lie, or Not To Lie: That is the Question I pointed out that three atheists - Dan Barker, Matthew Davis and Reginald Finley - have, in lockstep, promulgated the same logical fallacy, one that originated with Dan Barker. In the writings of Sam Harris we find that he too offers support for another logical fallacy, one originating with Bertrand Russell. Sam Harris writes that Bertrand Russell:
In Cosmology, Part I we considered various statements regarding the pre-Big-Bang scenario, statements which all but seek to disregard it as a scientific topic. Here we will consider instances of actually venturing into pre-Big-Bang speculation.
"When understanding of the universe has become widespread…Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity."
In this segment we will consider various statements regarding the pre-Big-Bang scenario and consider whether it is a scientific, metaphysic, philosophic, theological issue or some combination thereof. In Part II we will discuss pre-Big-Bang speculation which will include the concept of the multi-verse.
"'Come now, and let us reason together,' Says the LORD"-Isaiah 1:18
Dissecting the Assertions
Let us now carefully dissect the very many statements that Dan Barker packaged together in a bout of elephant hurling. It is not fair to make these kinds of statements in a debate because Dan Barker knows very well that Michael Horner will simply not have the time to answer to the very, very many charges, assertions, presuppositions, non-sequiturs, etc., that Dan Barker unleashed at a spitfire rate.