Granville Sewell on the Weaknesses of Darwinism

In view of yesterday's debate on the subject, this, which is the postscript for University of Texas at El Paso math professor Granville Sewell's book Analysis of a Finite Element Method: PDE/PROTRAN: As I begin my 12th year of work on TWODEPEP (now PDE/PROTRAN ), I am intrigued by the analogy between the 11 year …

Our Insane "Civilisation": John Kerry and Justin Welby

There are two threads in the news these days that illustrate where our "Western civilisation" (which at this stage is neither) is going.  As is usually the case, "God, gays and guns" are at the centre of the problem, but not in the venues they're normally associated with. Let's start with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin …

The Scots-Irish Cause Trouble…

...in William Penn's Philadelphia.  This, from Robert Carse's Ports of Call: But the Scottish Presbyterians who came in from North Ireland were the worst.  They knew their rights, they said, and they would have those satisfied before they stepped foot out of Penn's town of brotherly love.  Most of the Scots were big, rangy men, …

The Ancient Star Song is Back

One of the features of this blog is the Music Pages, where some music of the "Jesus Music" era is featured, a good deal of it to the delight of the artists.  I can't take the credit for starting this; that must go to "Diakoneo" of the Ancient Star-Song, whose blog started in 2006 and …

The Mediator Between God and Us

From St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, 3, q. 26 a. 1: Properly speaking, the office of a mediator is to join together and unite those between whom he mediates: for extremes are united in the mean [medio]. Now to unite men to God perfectively belongs to Christ, through Whom men are reconciled to God, according …

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