Science & Theology: Friend or Foe?

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Have you heard of Michael Polanyi? He was a top-notch scientist in his day who would have surely won the Nobel Prize. He was even inducted into the Royal Society. This promising scientist suddenly changed his course and jumped head-long into philosophy. Why would a scientist do this? Learn more in this week’s episode of AC Podcast with Andy Steiger, …

Physicalism (Pt. 2)

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Physicalism is the idea that all that exist are matter and energy. If we are nothing but a collection of particles in motion, what does that say about our mind? Is our mind a strictly physical thing? Is it an emergent property? Or is it more than that? What’s Making News? Unprecedented United Church probe could lead to removal of …

Morality of Particles?: Why Physicalism Fails to Account for Objective Morality

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Physicalism is the idea that all that exists is particles in motion. 1It is also called materialism and naturalism. Although, technically speaking, they are slightly different from one another, we’ll take them to be synonymous for our purposes here. (Many atheists are physicalists.) According to this belief, whatever exists in this world, if you break it down to its most …