Saturday, August 29, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Separating scientism and state
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The particle collection that fancied itself a physicist
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Let’s play Jeopardy
They all claim that 2 and 2 can sometimes equal 5.
Who are Fr. Antonio Spadaro, Critical Social Justice ideologues, and the Party (Ingsoc) in George Orwell’s 1984?
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Russell’s No Man’s Land
Philosophy, as I shall understand the word, is something intermediate between theology and science. Like theology, it consists of speculations on matters as to which definite knowledge has, so far, been unascertainable; but like science, it appeals to human reason rather than to authority, whether that of tradition or that of revelation. All definite knowledge – so I should contend – belongs to science; all dogma as to what surpasses definite knowledge belongs to theology. But between theology and science there is a No Man’s Land, exposed to attack from both sides; and this No Man’s Land is philosophy. Almost all the questions of most interest to speculative minds are such as science cannot answer, and the confident answers of theologians no longer seem so convincing as they did in former centuries. (p. xiii)
Saturday, August 8, 2020
The links you’ve been longing for
3:16 interviews Thomist philosopher Gaven Kerr.
At Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Kerr reviews Timothy Pawl’s book In Defense of Extended Conciliar Christology.
Honest criticism or cancel culture? At Persuasion, Jonathan Rauch on six signs that you’re dealing with the latter. At The New York Times, Ross Douthat offers ten theses about cancel culture.
If aliens really exist, where the hell are they? Michael Flynn surveys 34 possible answers.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Popes, creeds, councils, and catechisms contra universalism
Sunday, August 2, 2020
A statement from David Bentley Hart
Atheist Delusions and The Experience of God.