St. Thomas Paving the Way for Cosmology

The following is a lecture delivered to the Hillsdale Catholic Society, at Hillsdale College, MI, 11 April 2018. I would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Lehman and Samuel Roberts of the Catholic Society for their hospitality on campus, and The Catholic House off-campus for providing me with accommodations during my stay. The lecture was preceded … More St. Thomas Paving the Way for Cosmology

New addition to Appendix of Mis/Understanding

For your edification, consider the following quote from Hermann von Helmholtz, recently added to the Appendix. Accordingly, Hegel himself, convinced of the importance of winning for his philosophy in the field of physical science that recognition which had been so freely accorded to it elsewhere, launched out, with unusual vehemence and acrimony, against the natural … More New addition to Appendix of Mis/Understanding

Recent additions to the “Appendix”

Two recent additions to the “Appendix of Mis/Understanding”. The first comes from C. P. Snow: A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once … More Recent additions to the “Appendix”