Big Bang · black holes · book review · Catholic Church · cosmology · creationism · general relativity · religion and science · science

Sabine Hossenfelder’s Existential Physics

My review of Sabine Hossenfelder’s new book is up at U.S. Catholic. “Hossenfelder rejects the ‘faith versus science’ dichotomy too often recycled in these books. She makes it clear from the beginning of her own, Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions, that spiritual ideas and traditions can be perfectly compatible with modern physics… Continue reading Sabine Hossenfelder’s Existential Physics

evolution · history of science · religion and science · theistic evolution

The ISSR Book Prizes for 2020

I’m late to reporting this, but my Templeton-Cambridge colleague and leading scholar in the field of science and religion, Fraser Watts, writes that the International Society for Science and Religion announced the winners for its 2020 Book Prize in September. Books on the interface between science and religion remain very popular. However, recent years have seen… Continue reading The ISSR Book Prizes for 2020

Aquinas · Aristotle · medieval history · metaphysics · philosophy · religion and science · scholasticism

A Return to Scholasticism?

There’s a great scene in Elaine May’s 1971 film, A New Leaf, where the main character, an aging WASP played by Walter Matthau, is being encouraged by his butler to marry rich in order to stave off bankruptcy. He’s frittered away his inheritance on expensive cars, the country club, and fine art. And he still… Continue reading A Return to Scholasticism?