Friday, April 22, 2016


It seems to me that just about any science documentary will express a kind of "Alice in Wonderland" amazement about nature. This often goes hand in hand with a kind of unconscious dogma of meaninglessness, which holds that all things in the end come from nothing intelligent and with no intended purpose, regardless of how brilliantly it is put together. The unspoken premise is that the finely-tuned universe, our planet, and the first life forms just magically appear by themselves given enough time for matter and energy to jostle around. Once life creates itself, it evolves thoughtlessly into many things including us. It seems mindlessness can create things better than the human mind can.

For once, I’d like to see a science or nature documentary on main stream television with a different and more rational premise; one that presupposes “intelligence”. If you know of one, let me know. In the meantime, below is a link to a new and splendid article in the Catholic Herald by John Beaumont about science, faith, reason and Fr. Stanley Jaki.
My favorite part…
A fellow philosopher announced that he didn’t believe in free will. Fr Jaki responded, “Did you say that freely?”


  1. They're not "science documentaries," but there's a new 'science' post on A Catholic Citizen in America just about every Friday. This week's topic was chameleons. I've updated my 'science post' link list.

    Be aware, though, that this is science, not "Bible science." I take God's creation as-is, rather than trying to jam it into some 17th-century Calvinist bishop's preferences. ;)

    Now, more shameless self-promotion. A link list, updated this afternoon:

  2. Thanks Brain,
    I'd like to see you host science show one day.