Saturday, May 19, 2018

New Post: Artificial Intelligence and the Vatican: the Vision of Science-Fiction

Hello all; I hope the sun is shining where you are.  It's not in North-central PA, and I'm looking for Noah.   

A new post on The American Catholic website: "Artificial Intelligence and the Vatican; the Vision of Science-fiction"  I discuss (mainly) what science fiction has to say about the Catholic Church and give links to various articles I've published on the "Theology of Science-Fiction."

New Post: "Hard-wired for Faith: the Religious Experience and the Brain

Hello all, hope somewhere where you all are there's sun and not rain.  New post on the Magis Faith and Reason website: "Hard-wired for Faith: the Religious Experience and the Brain."  It's about the SPECT experiences of Professor Dr. Newberg that show differences between atheists and religious in brain activation during prayer and contemplation.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New Post "Can Computers Have a Soul?"

Hello all!  And on this day of the Lord's Ascension, summer is almost here!   Less important:  I have a new post on the Magis Center of Faith and Reason site: "Can Computers Have a Soul?"   Comments sought and welcomed, but be nice!  Thanks.

About Me

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Retired, cranky, old physicist.   Convert to Catholicism in 1995.   Trying to show that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith.   Intermittent blogs and adult education classes to achieve this end (see http://rationalcatholic.blogspot.com/   and http://home.ptd.net/~rkurland)

Extraordinary Minister of Communion volunteer to federal prison and hospital; lector, EOMC.
Sometime player of bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet, bass, tenor bowed psaltery for parish instrumental group and local folk group.

And, finally, my motivation:
“It is also necessary—may God grant it!—that in providing others with books to read I myself should make progress, and that in trying to answer their questions I myself should find what I am seeking.
Therefore at the command of God our Lord and with his help, I have undertaken not so much to discourse with authority on matters known to me as to know them better by discoursing devoutly of them.”
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Trinity I,8.