Here is a link to the Youtube video I am analyzing:
Dr. William Lane Craig is quite an incredible individual. He debates the existence of God with some of the most respected scientists and atheists of our day. He has an incredible resume. He is a meticulous public speaker and clearly a very intelligent person. He provides some rather convincing arguments for the existence of God, and his great speaking skills and mastery of the English language makes him difficult to refute. I agree with a lot of what he says, but I am not convinced that his arguments prove the existence of God, and I think that his arguments are filled with fallacies.
This is the first video I am analyzing of Dr. Craig. I wanted to analyze this particular video for three reasons. First, I can relate to the target audience he is trying to speak to; individuals who are studying Christianity and are having doubts. I definitely fall under this category, however I am coming from a place of doubt in the first place, not a place of belief. Second, the video is relatively short compared to some of his other talks, especially his debates. And third, I think that his arguments in this video are very clear. So lets get into it!
Skeuomorphism is probably the coolest word us techies get to use 2nd to polymorphism. It stands for a design paradigm that tries to make something digital look like something real, like a calculator app that looks like real buttons. I don’t want to explain the whole idea so just check out this link if you want to know more: http://sachagreif.com/flat-pixels/
I just love the word. It’s great to use when you want to sound more like a snooty techie. “Are you familiar with the Skeuomorphism paradigm that obfuscates our tangibility? I denote that one should be in opposition to this philosophy in design, and that it should be congruent that flat pixel will parallel our futuristic endeavors. Indeed.”
Over the years I have tried to decide what I’m going to do with this blog. So right now I’ve decided to use it to talk about my personal hacking projects. And no that doesn’t mean hack your computer and steal your credit card info hacking, I mean messing around with tech and having fun hacking.
I run my own website and smart phone app development company and it can be pretty draining, so I really need some time for myself to work on fun side projects. I’m hoping being able to publish my fun having online will somehow increase me drive to work on side projects! We shall see if this experiment works…
I make websites all day, so I didn’t feel like making another WordPress theme in my spare time. Sorry for the lame free WordPress theme I found in 10 seconds.
As an aside, I’m not the best with words, especially when I’m trying to write quickly, like I will be for this blog because I don’t want to spend all day grammatically fixing my posts. I’ve got better things to do, so I hope my posts atleast makes sense!
Here we go!