Tag Archives: Philosophy

More on Godless Progress

My brother in the priesthood Fr Jonathan Munn has summed things up rather well in The Lie of Progress. I posted a comment there, which I quote here (with a couple of slight tweaks): Ideas are converging because you and … Continue reading

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They call this science?

  What would you say if someone told you they could kill you, embalm your brain and upload its memories to a computer? A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal”. Nectome will preserve your brain, … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking RIP

I have never really had much interest in Stephen Hawking, who has just died. He was an atheist and a materialist. For a scientist, I have often been surprised at his idea that humanity would find another planet to live … Continue reading

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Owen Barfield

Some recent comments encouraged me to look up Owen Barfield, a long-standing friend of C.S. Lewis and partly behind Lewis’ conversion from atheism to Christianity. I draw my readers’ attention to Owen Barfield (1898 – 1997). My swallowing reflex comes … Continue reading

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Postmodernist Bilgewater Generator

I have just discovered this hilarious computer programme, the Postmodern Essay Generator that generates anything a post-modernist student could ever want if he is late handing in an essay. Every time you renew this page, you get a completely different … Continue reading

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…

The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing. My attention has just been drawn to We Have Never Been Medieval. As I read though this piece, I find myself ever more confirmed in my adhesion to philosophical Idealism, even … Continue reading

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Collectivism and Unity

This is a subject I have been picking at for a while, and probably in various ways since my childhood. It is the political mantra proclaiming that mankind must be together and marching in lockstep in order to survive. Ideally, … Continue reading

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