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”

Innovation of species and Thomistic evolution

Today, Public Discourse published an essay by Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP, “In Defense of Thomistic Evolution: A Response to Chaberek.” The essay discusses five objections proposed by Fr. Michael Chaberek, OP, in his recent book Aquinas and Evolution. The essay is very short and very interesting, and should be read by all those concerned that … More Innovation of species and Thomistic evolution