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Does Quantum Physics End the Free Will Debate?

Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist at C.U.N.Y., explains why he thinks quantum physics affects the debate about free will and determinism. One of the problems I have with such physics-based explanations is that they do not address how the human will relates to physical matter. Without addressing . . . . Continue Reading »

The God Debate Revisited

Sam Harris is the poor man’s Richard Dawkins, and he was recently at Notre Dame University to debate whether or not God is the source of morality. In an amusing and at time affecting meditation on the entire phenomenon of our Latter Day Atheists and their determined efforts to set science . . . . Continue Reading »

Lying About Embryonic Stem Cell Research

When citizens engage each other in the public square, we generally begin with the assumption that everyone has the intention of being intellectually honest. We might be duped, misguided, or otherwise just plain wrong, but we take for grated that everyone believes the claims they are making. To . . . . Continue Reading »

Love and Knowledge

“He is a great friend of mine,” the man was saying, “a really fine fellow . . . good old what’s-his-name.”At that moment I could not help questioning the depth of the friendship. Now it is possible the man was suffering one of those lapses of memory that grow all too . . . . Continue Reading »

Vattimo’s Weak Thought

In the latest issue of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture , our friend Father Thomas Guarino describes the “postmodern Christianity” of the Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo, said by Guarino to be a major voice in Europe now being increasingly read and discussed here . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

In ” Abortion and the Negation of Love ,” Joe Carter sheds light on a side of the abortion debate not often given attention: the arguments against it coming—sometimes unintentionally—from the very women who procure and provide abortions. “We in the movement, those of us . . . . Continue Reading »

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