Essence and Existence in Modern Science
St. Thomas laid the intellectual groundwork for modern natural science — the absolute distinction between existence and essence.
Remembering the First Manned Moon Landing at 50; What Does the Future Hold?
I remember watching the Apollo moon landings on TV from 1969 to 1972 as a child.
The Empty Heavens — Two Ways to Look at It
Adam Kirsch over the weekend had a thoughtful essay in the Wall Street Journal, meditating on the coming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
A Watch on a Heath — But What a Watch!
Recently I had the opportunity to see Prague’s famed astronomical clock, the oldest still-working astronomical clock in the world. It is truly phenomenal.
New Engineering Textbook, Hacking the Cosmos, Argues for Intelligent Design
According to Halsmer, engineering involves “the creative use of resources and ingenuity to accomplish a purpose or solve a problem.” It does so by creating “affordances.”