Tag: theology

  • Aquinas and modern theology

    Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 298-299 “”Aquinas’s metaphysics of esse is the foundation of his theology, insofar as theology is an edifice of contemplative reason expressed in discourse in the light of faith, as is…

  • Artificial Intelligence and Christian Salvation

    From Ilia Delio, Artificial Intelligence and Christian Salvation: Compatibility or Competition?, New Theology Review, November 2003. http://newtheologyreview.com/index.php/ntr/article/view/685 p. 45 “Antje Jackelén furthers the religious argument by suggesting that A.I. technology has messianic dimensions. She writes: “When John the Baptist was in prison and heard what Jesus was doing, he sent his disciples to ask, “Are…

  • Laws of Physics and Theology

    A quote from Paul Davies, Universe from Bit in Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics (suggested by Wendy Wheeler on biosemiotics list) ‘It is remarkable that this view [the orthodox concept of laws of physics derives directly from theology] has remained largely unchallenged after 300 years of secular science. Indeed, the “theological model”…

  • Christian Roots of Modern Science

    From my discussion. 15.04.2013 19:47 The modern science seems to have strong roots in Christianity. You may want to look at Edward Dolnick, The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World The book nicely shows that god has played the crucial role in the scientific revolution of the…

  • Religious Robots

    Quotes from Robert Geraci, Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality p. 133 “Ray Kurzweil believes that intelligent machines will be more spiritual than human being and believes that the future will include real and virtual houses of worship where intelligent machines will congregate (Kurzweil 1999, 153). Naturally, since all…

  • Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology

    Justin L. Barrett,  Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds The book is a bit ideologically loaded but it is written nicely and there is a logic in what the author says. A big part of the book is devoted to an overview of cognitive science. The discussion on whether cognitive science…

  • Newton’s Principia and Existence of God

    From Nancy Pearcey, Charles Thaxton, The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy “Roger Cotes, in his preface to the second edition of Newton’s Principia, wrote that the book ‘will be the safest protection against the attacks of atheists, and nowhere more surely than from this quiver can one draw forth missiles against the…

  • A physicist and a theologian

    My messages to the everything-list: http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/1dadda0d2b84f605 04.09.2011 20:32 A dialog from lectures of Prof Hoenen: http://podcasts.uni-freiburg.de/podcast_content?id_content=93 A physicist comes to a theologian: “You know, I have checked everything from an elementary particle to the Universe. God does not exist, as I have not found him.” A theologian: “You have done your job well. I would…