Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom has argued that the probability we live in a computer simulation is much higher than we think: somewhere around 20 percent. Meanwhile, some theists maintain they need not answer the threat posed to theistic belief by natural evil. In this presentation it will be argued that theists are unwittingly committed to the unpalatable position that we live in a computer simulation—otherwise God is morally blameworthy for natural evil.
Johnson is an associate professor of philosophy at King’s College in Pennsylvania and a professor for “The Great Courses.” In addition to using pop culture to popularize and explain philosophy, he has published many academic articles defending humanist/atheist theses. He has appeared on multiple podcasts, his presentation at Google has over half a million views, and he maintains a philosophy blog for Psychology Today.