Fowler. I still have the copy my dad gave me when I started high school. Nice to see it’s still a source of inspiration.
Siris: Dembski’s disciples are now turning their guns on the Thomists. Needless to say, he’s not impressed. You don’t need to presuppose CSI, or any sort of design theory, to have final causes in the Thomistic sense; if the point of ID or CSI is to give you final causes in this sense, they are… Continue reading
File under “No Kidding, really?” Dept. The official projections for health-care reform, which show it greatly reducing the number of uninsured and also reducing the budget deficit, are simply not credible. There are three basic issues. The cost and revenue projections rely on unrealistic assumptions and accounting tricks. If you make some adjustments for these,… Continue reading
Brendan O’Neill offers some perspective: Many contemporary opinion-formers are not concerned with getting to the truth of how widespread Catholic sexual abuse was, or what were the specific circumstances in which it occurred; rather they want to milk incidents of abuse and make them into an indictment of religion itself. They frequently flit between discussing… Continue reading
I wonder if Alcuin knew back in the 8th century how much easier he was going to make life for bloggers? He was a respected teacher in Northumbria before being brought to court, where he had an enormous affect on the scholarship — establishing the liberal arts (the trivium and quadrivium) as the basis for… Continue reading