Tag Archives: Science

Dan Brown’s “Origin”

My visit to England gave me plenty of time for reading Dan Brown’s new novel Origin. My attention was drawn to it by learning that it featured the Palmar de Troya cult in Spain, something that always attracted my curiosity … Continue reading

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Hans Asperger – Nazi Collaborator

I was given a reference to a press article saying that an Austrian medical historian by the name of Herwig Czech has published Hans Asperger, National Socialism, and “race hygiene” in Nazi-era Vienna. This directly contradicts my earlier posting Hans Asperger … Continue reading

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Possibility Consciousness

I have come into contact with a most interesting gentleman by the name of Peter Rhodes-Dimmer. Some years ago, he bought the Chateau de Bambecq in French Flanders, near St Omer, and began to build up an ambitious humanist and … Continue reading

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Foundationalism and Consciousness

In the 1790’s in deep Saxony, philosophers were discussing the question of first principles, of foundations of knowledge, to answer the question of what is the truth that makes human reasoning possible. Today, we will certainly ask ourselves why intelligent … Continue reading

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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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