God of the Gaps

The “God of the Gaps” argument –that God is the explanation for all the things we don’t (yet) understand –is more popular among atheists than believers, because of its apparent weaknesses. Yet is it as bad an argument as it seems? Read my full essay on the topic of this much despised argument over at Partially Examined Life:

…Given how thoroughly “God of the gaps” has been discredited by the best minds on both sides of the debate, it may seem a fool’s errand to seek anything worth salvaging within it, and yet I have recently become convinced that there is a core insight hidden in this argument, unappreciated by any of its modern critics…

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