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Carlos A. Colombetti
University of California, Irvine
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We respond to Stephen T. Davis’ criticism of our earlier essay, “Assessing the Resurrection Hypothesis.” We argue that the Standard Model of physics is relevant and decisive in establishing the implausibility and low explanatory power of the Resurrection hypothesis. We also argue that the laws of physics have entailments regarding God and the supernatural and, against Alvin Plantinga, that these same laws lack the proviso “no agent supernaturally interferes.” Finally, we offer Bayesian arguments for the Legend hypothesis and against the Resurrection hypothesis.
Keywords Resurrection Hypothesis  William Lane Craig  Christianity  Jesus  Apologetics  Stephen T. Davis  Alvin Plantinga  Inference to the Best Explanation  criteria of adequacy  Standard Model
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DOI 10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.04
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Craig on the Resurrection: A Defense.Stephen T. Davis - 2020 - Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2 (1):28-35.
Identifying the Conflict Between Religion and Science.David Kyle Johnson - 2020 - Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2 (1):122-148.

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Craig on the Resurrection: A Defense.Stephen T. Davis - 2020 - Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2 (1):28-35.
Identifying the Conflict Between Religion and Science.David Kyle Johnson - 2020 - Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2 (1):122-148.
On Behalf of Resurrection: A Second Reply to Cavin and Colombetti.Stephen T. Davis - 2020 - Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2 (2):13-24.
What is the Socio-Historical Method in the Study of Religion?Darren M. Slade - 2020 - Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2 (1):1-15.

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