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Tag: Faith and Reason

Book Review: Particles of Faith

October 11, AD 2016 9 Comments
Book Review: Particles of Faith

Particles of Faith, by Stacy Trasancos, is a must-read for Catholics (and others of good faith) who are weary of the vitriol in the faith-science dialogue. What follows is my review of this book. Disclaimer: I have received no compensation for the following review, save only for an advance copy of the book. As in […]

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Hawking and the Heavens

October 14, AD 2014 12 Comments
Hawking and the Heavens

Chesterton once observed that men generally have two attitudes towards dogma: some consciously recognize their reliance upon it, and others attempt to deny that reliance. He concluded that, ironically, it is the latter who are ultimately the more dogmatic. I was reminded of this observation a few weeks ago [1], when I saw the latest […]

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Science vs. Religion, Why the Battle?

May 3, AD 2014 5 Comments
Science vs. Religion, Why the Battle?

The other night I was watching a TV documentary on the ‘debate’ between intelligent design and evolution. The program captured the turmoil in 2005 that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in a battle over teaching evolution in public schools. A pointless debate if ever I heard one. The debate around creation and evolution […]

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Is the Internet Real?

April 10, AD 2012 4 Comments
Is the Internet Real?

Second question: If so, can we save it? To the first, I think the question is rather odd. However, it is odd because it is assumed implicitly in the question we more commonly ask and the one that does not feel odd, or namely: “Am I spending too much time online?” This is a good […]

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Acts of Faith in the Sciences

January 10, AD 2012 6 Comments
Acts of Faith in the Sciences

The idea that we have faith in everyday matters is not new. This secular faith is practiced by, well, everybody, since we rely on a sort of faith that our senses do not deceive us in perceiving the world around us. This sense of secular faith is no less apparent (and certainly no less important!) […]

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Faith and Knowledge

October 3, AD 2011 2 Comments
Faith and Knowledge

Is faith a type of knowledge? This question gets asked often in modern time, and has quite probably been asked time and again since time immemorial. There is a variation of this question which was asked (and fielded) by Monsignor Charles Pope over the weekend, concerning whether theology counts as a “science.” On his “popular” […]

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