I didn’t have time to write much about the fascinating life of Cardinal Mercier for my book. But the man’s role in inspiring Lemaitre to study relativity is crucial. Example: Infoplease writes:Mercier, Désiré Joseph: 1851–1926, Belgian churchman, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was ordained in 1874 and eight years later became professor of… Continue reading
Apparently…this is me: Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding… Continue reading
Wiley has a superb rendition of How Intelligent Design works…
Great. Just great. In a further contribution to the ever widening fragmentation of our culture, a group of morons conservatives has decided that we have to have our own online encyclopedia. Predictably, the site is coming in for abuse. Deserved abuse, I would add.
Whatever happened to Leo Baeck? In his introduction to Leo Baeck’s (out of print) God and Man in Judaism, Leonard G. Montefiore wrote, “Baeck is never easy reading.” I don’t know why he said this. If he meant that Baeck is not easy to understand, he is wrong, for I understood him clearly when I… Continue reading