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Aristotle Returns

Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science  edited by william m. r. simpson, robert c. koons, and nicholas j. teh  routledge, 352 pages, $140 Raphael’s School of Athens depicts Aristotle and Plato at the center of a group of ancient Greek philosophers modeled on . . . . Continue Reading »

Faith and Quantum Theory

Quantum theory is unsettling. Nobel laureate Richard Feynman admitted that it “appears peculiar and mysterious to everyone—both to the novice and to the experienced physicist.” Niels Bohr, one of its founders, told a young colleague, “If it does not boggle your mind, you understand . . . . Continue Reading »

Cosmic Questions

Dreams of a Final Theory by steven weinberg pantheon, 338 pages, $25 In the second-to-last chapter of his new book, Dreams of a Final Theory, Steven Weinberg writes, “It would be wonderful to find in the laws of nature a plan prepared by a concerned creator in which human beings played . . . . Continue Reading »

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