• Dawkins Too Busy with the Crowd to Worship His Savior?
    Are “Reason Rallies” more important than (empirical) science? If for nothing else, this project makes a point…that the confidence in the explanatory power of modern empirical science esps (MES) espoused by Richard Dawkins remains limited. The shroud of Turin remains a mystery– that doesn't mean that there is no answer of course there is an […]
  • Notre Dame’s Profs Band Against Bishop Jenky
    It comes to our attention this morning that a number of professors at Notre dame (49) have signed a letter asking for Bishop Jenky to resign from the board of Trustees of the university following his controversial remarks (which have been seriously misportrayed). Cardinal Newman Society reports: 49 Notre Dame Professors, Staff Protest Alumnus and […]
  • Leaving China for Singapore
    I am now in Hong Kong airport waiting for my plane for Singapore. The prices in Hong Kong are so low comparatively that I spent $150 worth of Hong Kong money and received about $400 worth of brand-name material. Now I know why Hong Kong is the center of commerce.
  • Travelling To Hong Kong Tomorrow
    I wish to let my readers know that in the coming week and a half the posts will be a bit fewer because tomorrow I will be travelling to Hong Kong in order to attend Serra's 16th Asian Convention, and afterwards by the generous invitation of a friend I will go to Singapore. I will be […]
  • On the Nature of True Liberty (7-9)
    We left off by recognizing that reasoning always takes place before an act of will/volition. Thus continues the text: 7. Such, then, being the condition of human liberty, it necessarily stands in need of light and strength to direct its actions to good and to restrain them from evil. Without this, the freedom of our […]
  • The Ultimate Promise of the “Enlightenment”: Transhumanism
    Transhumanism is the idea that man should eventually transform and make improvements on his body by technological advances. The goal is to become posthuman. Nearly all religious traditions have held that life after death is something which awaits us–whether it be by reincarnation, eternal punishment or pleasure/union with goodness, or simply various other imaginative ideas  created […]
  • On The Nature of True Liberty (4-6)
    Here we continue our analysis of Libertas Praestantissimum, the relevant encyclical of Leo XIII in 1888. Read here the last (and first post), in which Leo XIII defines liberty and begins identifying the modern shift in its definition. Here follows the text: 4. As the Catholic Church declares in the strongest terms the simplicity, spirituality, and […]
  • Be Louder!! Online Social Activism
    This morning I was reminded of the importance of using social media alongside blogging by the fine Thomas Peters over at CV.org. He makes an analysis of what Catholics need to do to be more effective online. My comments in blue. You read me right: Catholics are failing at online activism. Sure, if you’re reading this, […]
  • England: Humanists Try to Block Catholic School Founding
    I think many times we have the benevolent impression that we are given from humanists: “We want the best for mankind without worrying about an afterlife. Let's focus on improving the world now.” Now of course not all humanists are the same but in England, where they are more militant, I'm starting to think they […]
  • Hawking, Math and the World
    A quote from Stephen Hawking earlier today via Biltrix surprised me: “This may sound odd, but according to the laws of nature concerning gravity and motion, laws that are among the oldest in science, space itself is a vast store of negative energy – enough to ensure that everything adds up to zero. I’ll admit that unless […]