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Self-conscious A.I.?

A philosopher argues that a machine cannot be self-conscious because it has no self.

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Self-conscious A.I.?

A philosopher argues that a machine cannot be self-conscious because it has no self.

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Galileo’s Contribution to Theology

Pope St. John Paul II wrote that Galileo was “more perceptive” about scriptural interpretation than the theologians who opposed him. This article explains why.

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Can Physics Explain Consciousness?

The philosophy of “physicalism” says that all reality can be explained in purely physical terms; but consciousness shows this to be an inadequate view.

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Doing Philosophy

Franciscan priest and former biochemist tells how his philosophical journey started with the question “What is a human being?”

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A Physicist’s Faith

A republication of a 1946 article by Physics Nobel Prize winner Victor F. Hess, in which he discusses his Catholic faith.

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On What Atheists Say There Is

Some people argue that it is irrational to believe in God, since his existence cannot be tested empirically.  Does this argument make philosophical sense?

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God and Cosmic Order

The orderliness, lawfulness, harmony and beauty of the cosmos gives evidence of God.  

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Adam and Eve and Evolution

Prof. Kemp reviews a recent book on how to reconcile traditional Christian teaching about Adam and Eve and Original Sin with the facts about human origins discovered by modern evolutionary biology and genertics.

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The Catholic Tradition and Science

This article explores two consistent principles that have guided her understanding of the relation of faith and science. This is a sequel to the article “The Faith-Science War Debunked.”

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The Faith-Science “War” Debunked

This article explores the 19th-century origins of the myth that the Church has historically been “at war” with modern science. This is the first of a pair of articles: the second is “The Catholic Tradition and Science.”

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Catholic Scientist of the Week

Rudjer Boscovic

Every week we feature a new Catholic science great of the past. It is our hope that these biographies will be useful to teachers, students, and the general public.

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