Book Review: Is God a Mathematician?

An interesting read from author and astrophysicist Mario Livio. Unlike the title's suggestion, the text is not a metaphysical deep dive on God and the applicability of mathematics. While this may be disappointing, it is important to consider the author's perspective. Livio himself is not religious, though he has respect for those with a religious worldview. The tone of the text is agnostic as his interests are not in metaphysics/philosophy of religion, but mathematics. There is no … [Read more...]

Book Review: God and Philosophy

A masterpiece and must-read for those with an interest in the philosophical concept of God through the Ages. Etienne Gilson shines in this timeless classic and highlights his contribution as a historian of philosophy and prominence among the Thomistic elite. The intellectual depth and clarity embedded in this slim text of 144 pages is profound. It’s divided into four sections: God and Greek Philosophy, God and Christian Philosophy, God and Modern Philosophy, God and Contemporary Thought.The G … [Read more...]

Book Review: Quantum Physics and Theology

A masterpiece on the parallels of doctrinal development in physics and Christianity.And who better to guide the journey than John Polkinghorne? If the name rings a bell, it's because he was big time in quantum mechanics (pardon the pun). He shocked many people when he decided (after 25 years as a quantum physicist) to become an Anglican priest. As someone with an interest in science, philosophy, and theology, I was very much looking forward to reading this book and learn how a … [Read more...]

Book Review: Problems of Philosophy (Bertrand Russell)

A philosophical giant.Russell's whit is undeniable. With a unique ability to tackle complex and timeless issues in philosophy and present them in such a palatable way - it is easy to see why he's become a monster in the subject.A review of Berkeley's idealism (there is no matter only mind) and Descartes' doubt (how do we know what we perceive as reality is not just our being deceived by an evil demon?) is presented early and prompts question into metaphysics and the reliability of the … [Read more...]

Book Review: Science and Religion (Dennett vs. Plantinga)

 A great read.Two heavy -weight philosophers of mind, Alvin Plantinga and Daniel Dennett, both with opposing  views on the question: Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?For those with an interest in the philosophy, faith, and science discussion – you will not be  disappointed. These two are both philosophical giants and provide solid philosophical point,   counterpoint. It’s brief, only about 77 pages, and though the content can get philosophically heavy at  times, it is an easy and … [Read more...]