Examining the slogan “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” It may seem simple and true when you first hear it, but when you really think it through, it’s full of problems. In reality, this slogan is often used to keep people from following evidence to things they simply don’t want to believe in or things that they don’t already believe in. This video will be an attempt to thoughtfully work through this issue in the hopes that it will help people to avoid the subjective confirmation bias that tends to come with the slogan, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”
I mentioned an upcoming interview with Dr. Tim McGrew on the topic of Extraordinary Events Require Extraordinary Evidence?” on Capturing Christianity’s YT channel. I highly recommend you check it out. Dr. McGrew is knowledgeable and explains things well.