Thursday, May 31, 2018

New Post: "Bring back the times of civil discourse; C.P. Snow revisited"

Hello all.   A new post on "The American Catholic:" 
"Bring back the times of civil discourse; C.P. Snow revisited."
I think back to before the 1960's, when one could have friends of a different political persuasion, and put this in the context of C.P. Snow's "Strangers and Brothers" 11 volume chronicle of a young man's rise to power and fame in Great Britain (1920's to 1960's).

Saturday, May 19, 2018

New Post: Artificial Intelligence and the Vatican: the Vision of Science-Fiction

Hello all; I hope the sun is shining where you are.  It's not in North-central PA, and I'm looking for Noah.   

A new post on The American Catholic website: "Artificial Intelligence and the Vatican; the Vision of Science-fiction"  I discuss (mainly) what science fiction has to say about the Catholic Church and give links to various articles I've published on the "Theology of Science-Fiction."

New Post: "Hard-wired for Faith: the Religious Experience and the Brain

Hello all, hope somewhere where you all are there's sun and not rain.  New post on the Magis Faith and Reason website: "Hard-wired for Faith: the Religious Experience and the Brain."  It's about the SPECT experiences of Professor Dr. Newberg that show differences between atheists and religious in brain activation during prayer and contemplation.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New Post "Can Computers Have a Soul?"

Hello all!  And on this day of the Lord's Ascension, summer is almost here!   Less important:  I have a new post on the Magis Center of Faith and Reason site: "Can Computers Have a Soul?"   Comments sought and welcomed, but be nice!  Thanks.

Monday, May 7, 2018

New Post: "Is there a Probability for the Universe...?"

Hello all.  Spring has sprung and summer is almost here!  A new post on Catholic Stand: "Is there a Probability for the Universe? New Thoughts about the Anthropic Coincidences" I discuss the anthropic coincidences, those unlikely features in cosmology, physics and chemistry that are required for the existence of carbon-based life in this universe.  Since ordinary (frequentist) interpretations of probability aren't appropriate in assessing these, I present a different interpretation of probability--Bayesian, based on measure of belief.