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What Is the “Dark Energy” That Scientists Seek to Measure and Define?

October 31, 2018 1 Comment
What Is the “Dark Energy” That Scientists Seek to Measure and Define?

In 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe was not static but was in fact expanding outward from some point of singularity. At first his fellow scientists ridiculed his theory, labeling it with the term “the big bang.” Even as late as the 1960s I remember being taught in school that the universe was eternal […]

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Things we Can Learn From Dogs and Cats

October 3, 2018 4 Comments
Things we Can Learn From Dogs and Cats

With the Feast of St. Francis upon us we do well to thank God for many things. It is a tradition in many parishes to bless animals on this feast. It is also a good time to ponder what our pets and animals can “teach” us. In the past I have shared a list of […]

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The Probability of You Existing at All Is Unbelievably Low

August 28, 2018 10 Comments
The Probability of You Existing at All Is Unbelievably Low

I was alerted to a fascinating article by Ali Binazir, who sets forth mathematically the probably that each of us exists. It turns out that when taking into account the astonishing number of possibilities of parents meeting, grandparents meeting before them, and so on going back generations, and then adding the vast number of sperm […]

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C=JL² This is the Metaphysical Math and Source of All Creation; It is the Grand Unified Theory

August 22, 2018 15 Comments
C=JL² This is the Metaphysical Math and Source of All Creation; It is the Grand Unified Theory

In my years as a priest, I have often had people ask me why God, who we say needs nothing and is fully content and joyful in Himself, created anything outside Himself. Does His act of creation indicate that He lacked something or that He needed others? This is difficult for us humans to understand. […]

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Here’s What Grows in King Jesus’ Garden

August 13, 2018 0 Comments
Here’s What Grows in King Jesus’ Garden

Flowers, besides being beautiful, have often been used in Christian tradition to signify virtues and remind us of the saints. For example, consider this brief meditation of St. Augustine on the virtues related to our state in life: I tell you again and again, my brethren, that in the Lord’s garden are to be found […]

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An Important Question for the Secular World: Why?

July 31, 2018 3 Comments
An Important Question for the Secular World: Why?

One of the more common misunderstandings of the modern age—we might even call it a delusion— is confusing explanation with meaning. Using the scientific method and other empirical techniques, we have been able to explain many of the processes and mechanics of the natural world. To give explanation, however, is not the same as to […]

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Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique

July 12, 2018 17 Comments
Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique

A new study has been issued from Oxford University that casts doubt on the notion that there is “intelligent” life in abundance elsewhere in the universe. More on that study in a moment. Meanwhile, I have written from time to time on the question of whether there is other intelligent life in the universe. As […]

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On the Cosmology of Fireworks

July 5, 2018 1 Comment
On the Cosmology of Fireworks

One of the great paradoxes of creation and our existence in God’s world is that many blessings are unlocked by explosive, even violent, forces. The cosmos itself is hurtling outward in a massive explosion. Here we are, living part way through that explosion. When I consider the fireworks on the Fourth of July, I often […]

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