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
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
Ed Feser wrote a thoughtful response to my earlier post on Scholasticism. And I’d like to expand on his comments, as my afterthoughts on Pieper’s point were brief. I’m a bit puzzled by John’s statement that “Scholasticism presupposes an Aristotelian philosophy of nature that is simply not adequate to support what modern science has uncovered… Continue reading Scholasticism II: What’s in a PON?
My short tribute to Fr. William Stoeger of the Vatican Observatory.
Last night I discussed the ‘great debate’ between Bill Nye, the Science Guy, and Ken Ham, Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis, on Gil Gross’s afternoon radio program on San Francisco’s KKSF, 910AM.My segment starts about halfway in. It’s always a bit jarring to hear your own voice, especially through a telephone. (Hopefully I did not… Continue reading Discussing the Nye/Ham Debate on San Francisco Talk Radio