My post at Forbes on Pope Benedict’s recent founding of a new institute dedicated to examining the implications of science for philosophy–and theology. I think this is really good news. (Now, if I can just get some of the key players to talk about it some more …)
It’s been a while since I posted at Huffington. Here is my latest, on the great program started by Jordanian molecular biologist Rana Dajani, whom I met on my last trip to Cambridge.
I definitely have to try this at home.
Stephen Barr, writing in Faith: In short, Aristotelian/Thomistic philosophy has paid a heavy price for the two and a half centuries in which it largely ignored what was going on in the natural sciences. A sustained re-engagement with science would enrich its conceptual and linguistic resources. This re-engagement cannot simply be an attempt to translate… Continue reading Can Aristotle be Rescued?
I’m still chuckling over this breathless post by Paul Cella at What’s Wrong with the World. Once again a conservative with no obvious acquaintance with working biologists is touting the ‘news’ that a ‘revolution’ in how biologists do biology is in the offing.Larry Moran applies the cold water.