Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: science

298. Technology’s Irony

The irony of technology is that we have extended our time in a world unfit to live in.

295. Quotes: G.K. Chesterton on Equality and Evolution

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”

St. Thomas Aquinas, by G.K. Chesterton, 1933

“The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man.”

What I Saw in America, by G.K. Chesterton, Chapter 19, 1922

246. Quotes: Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson on Skill Plus Sympathy

“Skill cannot take the place of sympathy and understanding, for science without heart is ugly and pitiless.”

—Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson

184. Genetics

Genetics cannot be blamed or thanked for your choices or actions. In other words, the free will is neither a chemical reaction nor is it related to protein combinations.

You take the blame when you do wrong.

55. Reductivism

Science is ultimately reductivist. It oversimplifies complex things and ignores their subtleties or important details.

Reductivism cannot shed light on what makes us human.

23. Science, Morals

Science is perfectly suited to tell us what is and what is not, how processes work and their interrelations. However, it can never tell us what is good or bad, what is right or wrong, what we should or should not do, what we ought or ought not do.

Morals are outside the domain of science. Anyone who insists otherwise is selling something; this is always a bad purchase.

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