Fire in the mind

February 16, 2016 (Kampala): George Johnson writes, in his book Fire in the Mind: "Whether there is hope of converging asymptotically on something called truth depends on whether you believe, like Plato, that mathematics and natural laws exist in and of themselves on some ethereal plane, or whether you believe they are human inventions at …

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Deeper magic

January 4, 2016 (Timu): John Polkinghorne writes in his book One World: "On this view [that miracles can be likened to a 'phase change' in physics, e.g. the move from ordinary conduction in metals to superconductivity], as in the Fourth Gospel, miracles are seen, not as celestial conjuring tricks, but as signs, insights into a …

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Meaning-making

Have you ever wondered whether the meanings of things are made or found? Or neither. Or both. As is the case with many philosophical dilemmas like this, the choice between the two is a false one hung up on terminology and/or limited perspectives. Resolving this dilemma requires transcending it: moving to a higher plane of …

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