Tag: Scientism

Trust Not in Technology

Trust Not in Technology

[ 0 ] February 7, AD 2012 |

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat (or drink), or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet […]

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Beauty and Nature

Beauty and Nature

[ 7 ] December 13, AD 2011 |

It is almost inevitably the first question I am asked in any gathering with more than four of my relatives: “So, what is it that you are working on these day?” The second question is often, “So what is this research good for?”, and the third (and most important), is “And when will you finish?” […]

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Miracles and Nature

Miracles and Nature

[ 1 ] October 24, AD 2011 |

“A small error at the outset can lead to great errors in the final conclusion” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, Being and Essence, quoting Aristotle). There has been a popular trend among theologians who are looking for a more scientific bend to their theology to turn to quantum mechanics as a sort of silver-bullet explanation for miracles. […]

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The Hollow Worlds of Scientism and Cynicism

The Hollow Worlds of Scientism and Cynicism

[ 3 ] October 10, AD 2011 |

It is frightening to think of the extent to which people are now being encouraged to banish from the minds of their children great questions as devoid of all meaning; to dispel the wonder that is a young mind’s birthright; to confine their spirit to petty problems that can be answered once and for all […]

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Copenhagen Universes

Copenhagen Universes

[ 8 ] September 26, AD 2011 |

There is a claim which runs essentially like this: “Quantum mechanics says that the universe can create itself from nothing.” I have previously addressed the implications of this claim from the perspective of the universe’s contingency–a universe which can come uncaused form nothing can also return uncaused to nothing, and hence any guarantee of its […]

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