black holes · relativity

Why the Universe is not a black hole….

Sean Carroll has a nice post explaining why the universe cannot be considered a giant black hole: If there’s any quantitative reasoning behind the question (or claim), it comes from comparing the amount of matter within the observable universe to the radius of the observable universe, and noticing that it looks a lot like the… Continue reading Why the Universe is not a black hole….

Aquinas · Darwin · intelligent design

Brooke on Paley, Design, and all that…

Apropos the continuing com-storm Ed Feser has stirred up with his critical posts on “intelligent” design (all of which I agree with), I was struck by this passage from John Hedley Brooke’s Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives, which bears up precisely what Ed’s saying: Brooke devoted a chapter to Paley’s approach to natural theology,… Continue reading Brooke on Paley, Design, and all that…