Be Louder!! Online Social Activism

By Jon|April 16, 2012|Culture|

This morning I was reminded of the importance of using social media alongside blogging by the fine Thomas Peters over at 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, you probably know a heck of a lot more than your average Catholic about online

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Explanation of the Blog’s New “Logo”

By test|March 26, 2012|Fun, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, to be moved|

From the left: Nietzsche, Marx, Russell, Kant, DescartesFrom the right: G.K. Chesterton, Aquinas, Cicero, C.S. Lewis, Plato I thought I would take the opportunity to explain what my bold modification of Rafael's School of Athens is meant to convey on this blog. There is nothing profound about it really. I did it because I wanted to “update” the painting to our time, instead of Rafael's time–shall we say…”modernise” it? Instead

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Off Topic: Tesla Project 2006

By Jon|March 7, 2012|Empirical Science, Fun, Modern Philosophy|

Back in 2006, when I was a senior in high school I was in physics class and our physics teacher, Mr. Scott, showed us the Van de Graph generator. I thought to myself, cool…lets make one. After doing some research, I found a better version would be the Tesla coil which was invented by the infamous, but not as famous as he should be, Nikola Tesla. It is often claimed

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Blogging: Idle Gossip or Real Potential? (Blog Effect Part I)

By Jon|February 21, 2012|Culture|

It can be both. Today from the Cardinal Newman Society we see the effect that writing on the internet can have. My comments are in blue and emphasis in bold: Villanova Cancels Invitation to Radical Gay Rights Performer Who Blames Catholic Blogs Following a report by The Cardinal Newman Society, Villanova University, a Roman Catholic Augustinian University outside Philadelphia, has now cancelled the invitation to a militant gay rights performance artist who

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In Depth: Edward Feser On Biological Reductionism

By test|January 30, 2012|Empirical Science, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, to be moved|

A few weeks ago, Edward Feser had an excellent analysis of reductionism in general through a response to Alex Rosenberg. This point is very important to the Battle for the Core of the World because so much of Christianity was founded upon and developed through the knowledge that objects have orientations or tendencies in how they behave, and this is precisely why, since the enlightenment's replacement of this belief with the approach

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