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Reflections

Consisting of relflections in a variety of categories, including:
<ul>
<li>scripture (homiletic reflections)
<li>philosophy (metaphysics or epistemology)
<li>morality
<li>psychology
<li>spiritual development
<li>science or mathematics
<li>technology
<li>medicine
<li>Church documents
<li>catechesis
</ul>

QuizFarm.com :: What is your style of American Catholicism?

My results from the QuizFarm.com "What is your style of American Catholicism?" poll:

Althouse on "Kong"

Ann Althouse' comments on "King Kong," show that she has a pretty good appreciation for the laws of physical mechanics. I'm with her. It would be nice if movie budgets running in the hundreds of millions could afford to cover a reality check.

Zenit Interview with chairman of E.W. Scripps

In the interview, "Interview With William Burleigh of Scripps Company," Burleigh responded to a question about the role of the media this way:
There's generalized confusion about the role of the media. Its principal function is to gather facts about the world around us and present them in a fair, balanced manner. But another -- and presumably separate -- role is to offer opinions and serve as a marketplace for competing ideas.

NPR : U.S. Scientist Questions Korean Stem-Cell Research

The side panel of this article (which is essentially an abstract with alink to the audio) at "NPR : U.S. Scientist Questions Korean Stem-Cell Research," raises the essential question about the ethics of embryonic stem-cell research this way:
For many, the decision to proceed with stem cell research ultimately rests on whether a human embryo is a human.

Darwin, Meaning, Truth, and Morality

Stephen Barr, writing at FirstThings.com, reflected on a recent lecture by pholosopher Daniel Dennett, entitled "Darwin, Meaning, Truth, and Morality." It was Dennett's contention that evolution undercuts religion. If all religion were of the fundamentalist variety, he would, of course, have a point. But just as not all religion is funamentalist, not all philosophers are experts in either science or religion.

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