Category Archives: Essays

The American Spectator: What the Higgs is a Boson?

“The point is that the discovery of the Higgs boson, long awaited as it has been, is important in the world of particle physics, and remains important there. It changes nothing in the economical scheme, provides no grand source of … Continue reading

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Crisis: The Dalai Lama, the Pope, and Creation

“The Dalai Lama has been awarded this year’s Templeton Prize, an annual honor given by the Templeton Foundation to a figure who, according to the foundation’s website, “has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” In practice, the … Continue reading

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First Things: The Beauty of Creation

The Beauty of Creation “In the course of the same discussion, Dawkins made another, more interesting comment that has not received quite the same attention. Speaking to his believing conversational companion, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Dawkins said, “What … Continue reading

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Catholic Lane: Contraception and Contradiction

“My point is to remind Catholics that, if we only expect to achieve a pleasant accommodation on this issue, we are bound to be disappointed. When the Church warns that something is harmful which the rest of society sees as … Continue reading

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Catholic Lane: Atoms Are Imaginary

Atoms Are Imaginary “Yet the thing that these atheists forget is that much of modern science is imaginary in a similar sense. Take, for instance, the atom. The atom is the perfect symbol of modern science. In practice, modern science … Continue reading

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