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Hawking and Mlodinow’s Proof for God, Revisited

In February, I wrote a post showing that Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s attempt to disprove the necessity of a Creator actually does the opposite.  By having a book-length discussion of the logical premises which atheists have to accept in order to write off a Creator, it became clear that the argument was circular.  This was the […]

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Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s Inadvertent Proof for God

There’s an old saying about giving a man enough rope, and he’ll hang himself – the idea being that if someone is wrong or lying, the longer they go on, the more obvious this becomes.  Well, Bantam Books gave Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow all the rope they wanted, and the result is The Grand Design, in […]

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Aquinas of All Trades

Today, the Church celebrates one of Her greatest theologians, Saint Thomas Aquinas.  Christopher has some good quotes of his up.  The thing that I always find remarkable about St. Thomas Aquinas is that he was one of the most amazing Christians in virtually every field imaginable. There are some Saints who have particularly beautiful writings on […]

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The Witness (a Thought Experiment on Faith + Reason)

Imagine that during the 40s, a witness from Europe comes and tells you of the horrors of the Holocaust. These things, so unthinkable that they hardly seem possible, so evil that Peter Kreeft argues they’re possible only with satanic help, would sound absurd: like war-time propaganda. The Witness will do everything she can to establish […]

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Natural and Revealed Law (and Faith + Reason)

A reader raised some great questions on Mark Shea’s blog last week about the interplay between Faith and Reason, and Revealed Law and Natural Law. He was trying to rectify two seemingly disconcordant facts: Mark Shea had argued that “all men are created equal” is a proposition rooted in Judeo-Christianity, and not something observable simply […]

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