Some thoughts on the recent, excellent Houses of Worship article by Steve Barr and Dermott Mullan in the Wall Street Journal.
Today, popular attitudes toward evolution and religion take three forms, and the Vatican sits uneasily between two of them. The first, and most widely touted in recent years by prominent atheists, is that science in general and evolution in particular have completely debunked the claims of the major monotheistic religions. The second, what might be… Continue reading The Vatican and Evolution: Help Wanted
There is an enormous distinction which must be drawn between the insights of Thomas Aquinas and the system which has come to be known as Thomism. The insights of St. Thomas are magnificent realistic flashes of illumination which lay open a tremendous range of experience, cosmic, human and divine. Like the authentic insights of every… Continue reading The Curse of the System….
The difficulty arises when concern for the truth of creation, expressed in symbolic language begins to dictate the physical events through which humanity originated. The scientist reasonably asks why it was necessary that humanity suddenly had to be unlike the biological nature which gave him form? The state of original innocence does precisely that. The… Continue reading An Unreasonable Discontinuity
As a result of the controversy surrounding the historical treatment of figures such as Giordano Bruno in Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Cosmos reboot, and the flurry of posts it’s generated about the ‘war’ between religion and science, RealClearScience published a list of 9 Priests Who Were Great Scientists. The notion that science and religion are in… Continue reading On RealClear Science’s List of Great Priest-Scientists