Sailing to Byzantium"...O sages standing in God’s holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity..." -W.B. Yeats
Monthly Archives: March 2012
There is a good New York Times book review here of a book entitled “A Universe from Nothing.” Wow, who knew? Well, exactly, and the reviewer, David Albert (Ph.D., theoretical physics), does an excellent and quite humorous job pulling this … Continue reading
These look like good books, here and here. They are definitely on my list of future reads. Nice endorsement for Plantinga’s book: “It’s astonishing that so many scientists, philosophers, and theologians think there is a serious conflict between science and … Continue reading
Even Bart Erhman knows he did.
I have been involved in a very interesting conversation here regarding subjective/objective distinctions and agnosticism. At the very last, my interlocutor, Bernard, sums up the issue as he sees it: Your last point, that my agnosticism requires me to dismiss … Continue reading
What should we make of the agnostic? Here is one definition of agnosticism: “Agnosticism is the view that the truth values of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—are … Continue reading
John Gray, as always, raises some good points here.