Friday, February 10, 2017

Work in Progress:
Intersections--Catholic Teaching and Modern Science.

Hello followers and occasional viewers of this blog.

I want to preview a forthcoming web-book entitled

"Intersections--Catholic Teaching and Modern Science"

It will cover lessons (no math, "for Dummies") in quantum mechanics, cosmology and relativity,  molecular biology, thermodynamics and information theory to give faithful Catholics a basis to understand how modern science, non-speculative, intersects with Catholic teaching.

The first chapter is a brief account of quantum mechanics, based primarily on the historical development.
The post is titled   "Quantum Mechanics--What It's All About"

The second chapter discusses "Quantum Mysteries", the Double-Slit Experiment and Entanglement.

I've been told that book publishers will not accept material that's been previously published (even as Web blog posts), so I'm making the preliminary viewing (that sound like a funeral!) private, i.e. password protected.    Please email me at
drkurland@post.harvard.edu to request the password.

Comments, including criticisms, solicited and welcomed.

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Retired, cranky, old physicist.   Convert to Catholicism in 1995.   Trying to show that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith.   Intermittent blogs and adult education classes to achieve this end (see http://rationalcatholic.blogspot.com/   and http://home.ptd.net/~rkurland)

Extraordinary Minister of Communion volunteer to federal prison and hospital; lector, EOMC.
Sometime player of bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet, bass, tenor bowed psaltery for parish instrumental group and local folk group.

And, finally, my motivation:
“It is also necessary—may God grant it!—that in providing others with books to read I myself should make progress, and that in trying to answer their questions I myself should find what I am seeking.
Therefore at the command of God our Lord and with his help, I have undertaken not so much to discourse with authority on matters known to me as to know them better by discoursing devoutly of them.”
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Trinity I,8.