Locke

The Great Diminishers  (1) Locke.   Scientists, and indeed all of us, usually think within pre-conceived thought worlds, that although we may not always realize it were originally the thoughts of the great philosophers, truisms, or so we assume, that we...

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How slavery fuels my rage against the Church, yet –

The Popes and Slavery   There have been many accusations recently that the Catholic Church blessed and permitted slavery.  In the bull Dum Diversas Nicholas Vth authorized the enslavement of Africans and the seizure of “all non-Christian lands” belonging to Saracens...

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Project Fear ? You bet

The Government’s incompetence over corona virus has been dismaying.  They say they are following the science but then ignore the scientific advice.  Contact tracing is a tragedy and a national humiliation.  It only works if you start it when...

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Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic: post 16

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic - post 16. In my beginning is my end. The great philosophers are of immense importance.   They are important because they stake out the boundaries of thought. They supply us with basic...

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Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic – Post 16: Newton

In the view of most natural philosophers, as scientists were called in the seventeenth century, the publication of Newton’s Principia Mathematica in 1687 was the definitive demonstration of the Newtonian mechanical universe. In Laplace’s classical expression of it there...

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Hey N- Would you like to be paid a proper wage?

A doom and gloom prophet like me is caught in a predicament.  However scientifically attested the coming doom might be people don’t want to believe it, and the more you try to tell them the more they say oh...

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Quantum (2): it gets weirder

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic Post 8.  Quantum (2) It Gets Weirder Still. Ever since Bohr when faced with the paradox of how matter can be both particle and wave had proposed that real things do not...

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