Wittgenstein and the Bible

Ludwig Wittgenstein, the famous early 20th century philosopher, was also a devout Christian. He came to Christ while serving at the front in the 1st World War thanks to another Christian convert from an earlier age, Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy’s writing on the Gospel convinced Wittgenstein, at the time nearly suicidal with depression, of their truth.Continue reading “Wittgenstein and the Bible”

The evidence for God

What is the evidence for God? And should we believe in God even if there is no evidence? The argument against God from evidence is based on a set of philosophical assumptions about the universe sometimes called Naturalism. And naturalists far from being particularly hard nosed and scientific can, if not well-versed in philosophy, employContinue reading “The evidence for God”

The strongest argument against the existence of God and Aquinas’s answer

I am a Christian, but I’m also a scientist and a philosopher. If my beliefs are true, therefore, I believe they ought to stand up to scrutiny. All arguments against the existence of God, and by God I mean the God of the Bible, all good, all knowing, all powerful, tend to call God’s existenceContinue reading “The strongest argument against the existence of God and Aquinas’s answer”

Thomas Aquinas, Quantum Physics, and the Nature of Reality

I am a big fan of Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century Saint and philosopher. Aquinas is known for his arguments in favor of the existence of God and his seminal work Summa Theologica. Aquinas strongly believed that faith and science should be united. He refutes the claims of modern scientists that God cannot exist becauseContinue reading “Thomas Aquinas, Quantum Physics, and the Nature of Reality”

Why does quantum mechanics need philosophy?

With his characteristic insight, Randall Munroe presents the amusing graph above. As someone who has had enough years of math (a Ph.D. in math in 2007 and pretty much continuous use of advanced mathematics since then) to understand all these subjects, I find a lot of misconceptions about quantum mechanics, even among those who shouldContinue reading “Why does quantum mechanics need philosophy?”