Category archives for Faith

On Telescopes … or, On A Principle “Small in Bulk but Great in Consequence”

On the topic of the small and the great, I’m afraid this entire blog is hopelessly quixotic. (No, not because of its name… that’s not quixotic at all, at least not in the usual sense of the term….) I started this blog because of the deep conviction that there is no current philosophy of science which is […]

The Timaeus Principle, Continued

So what, then, is this “Timaeus Principle”? In a word, it is the same thing that De Koninck calls the principle of indeterminism. De Koninck wrote about this on many occasions, but for the most part his writing has been overlooked or ignored. Judging by its reception by many traditional natural philosophers, one might surmise […]

The Historical Bifurcation Between Science and Philosophy

In my post of March 6, I noted that we must distinguish between what science has been and what it ought to be, or what it is naturally ordained to be. It is therefore a mistake to take any current or past state of science and construe that as universal without any argument. It is […]

Is Science a Separate Discipline From Philosophy?

In our world’s ever increasing specialization, the activity of the physical theorist and that of the experimentalist are often separated, and carried out by different individuals. A friend of mine, in spite of being an accomplished physicist who works for NASA, is by his own admission not very talented when it comes to working with […]

Faith, Science, and Philosophy

The theme of “faith and reason” is extremely common, and so readers might wonder why I have chosen it as the the new subtitle of my blog. I have, indeed, decided to orient this blog in a new direction, by devoting it to the subject of faith and reason. But my intention is more determinate […]