Monthly Archives: January 2012

A letter to David Haury

Hi David,
 
Interesting article you have in:
 
 
When reflecting on the origin of truth, one discovers that this particular issue does not really belong to science. The topic is closer to philosophy, i.e., epistemology where Kant made his mark, but even this does not do the topic justice. According to intuitionist understanding, apparent truth springs from something more innate: a trust worthy awareness, of which knowing thy self becomes more fundamental. Or in other words, to win a trust that grounds us to broad reality, there must be a vetting process to puts our most tightly held beliefs to the test. Unfortunately, this vetting process is not traditional science, rather it is closer to a transcendental science as Edmund Husserl noted.
 
Putting the “scientific theory of evolution” to the test does NOT return Darwin`s theory of evolution, it returns something different as I explain in my paper:
 

Russ Aubrey on Hitchens

See:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/letters/ci_19671097

Aubrey writes: There is little reason to wait for the sudden pop quiz. It’s time to stop being imprudent and accept what God and Christ provides all of us, or let nature keep us in malicious bondage and the chains of physical death. I say again, “Come and let us reason together.” The clock is ticking.

The placebo effect goes deep

See:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204720204577128873886471982.html

Article reads: A particular mind-set or belief about one’s body or health may lead to improvements in disease symptoms as well as changes in appetite, brain chemicals and even vision, several recent studies have found, highlighting how fundamentally the mind and body are connected.

A take on the Higgs boson, and what is science

See:

Click Here

Article reads: One impulse of those who apply the scientific method to human activity is to reduce action, intellection and belief to instrumental functions. Religion and ethics, for instance, are viewed as serving evolutionary aims, the mind is seen as essentially a biological system, and ideas become neurological emanations.