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RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY:
There is a new series discussing the meaning of Genesis, chapter 1. Here is a link to the first, The Folly of Literalism, to the second, God In Genesis 1, to the third, The Nature of Light, and to the fourth, A Spiritual Interpretation. More will follow.
There is another new series The Psychology of Atheism, which explores the work of the psychologist Paul C. Vitz. This is a link to the first post, which is an introduction, to the second which explores the life of Sigmund Freud and how it has affected his theories, to the third which is about Bertrand Russell, to the fourth which is about Albert Camus. and to the fifth which is about Marx, Nietzsche and Freud.
Another new series is Poets Know Better Than Scientists, in which I argue that poets, especially the Romantics, have a better understanding of reality than materialist scientists. The first post quotes William Wordsworth, the second Robert Browning, and the third Samuel Taylor Coleridge. There is then a fourth, which quotes three poets expressing a spiritual perspective on nature.
There are four previous posts:
Why are People Anti-Religion? (some possible, fairly simple explanations)
Genius of the Modern World (a post critical of the BBC series of that name.)
The Truth of Mythology – the Problem of Literalism (an interpretation of a Babylonian cosmological myth)
Magic and Clairvoyance (inspired by a poem by Jack Preston King, a writer on Medium.com)
There is a series of eight posts about Brexit, the British people’s decision to leave the European Union:
See also, Is the European Union Like the USSR?
I have just begun a series on Darwinism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design. At the moment there is:
a third which explores the consequences of the choice that science made by favouring Charles Darwin over Alfred Russel Wallace and Alexander von Humboldt, 1859 – a Crossroads in the History of Science.
a fourth which describes Just-so stories, a way in which Darwinians convince themselves of the truth of their theory.
Also in the EVOLUTION section, there is a story about the Natural History Museum, which outlines its transformation from a science museum into a Temple to Darwinism.
ALSO IN SCIENCE:
There is a new series Time for a New Paradigm. At the moment there is an introduction, which I published on Medium.com on New Year’s Eve 2018, looking forward to a revolution in science. There is a second post Is the Universe Intelligent? There will then be a series on quantum physics, which is at the cutting edge of new-paradigm thinking. At the moment there is Part One which examines the nature of matter, and Part Two which has further observations. More posts and a separate section with posts on individual scientists will follow.
There is a new series Poets Know Better Than Scientists, in which I argue that poets, especially the Romantics, have a better understanding of reality than materialist scientists. The first post quotes William Wordsworth, the second Robert Browning, and the third Samuel Taylor Coleridge. There is a fourth, where I quote three poets who subscribe to a spiritual perspective on nature, and a fifth which quotes the scholar Kathleen Raine, endorsing my theme.
Science and Superstition (discussing what counts as superstition)
The Decline of Humanism (how the meaning of this term has changed since the Enlightenment)
The ‘Enlightenment – Where It Has Taken Us (reflections on the sad state of modern science)
The Case Against the Enlightenment (on the publication of Steven Pinker’s new book)
Daniel Dennett (a critique of one of his outrageous statements, thus a history of opponents of Darwinism)
Daniel Dennett part 2 (further material relevant to the first post)
The Seductive Lure of Darwinism (examples of scientists, philosophers, and comedians who have become, in my view mistakenly, infatuated with the Darwinian theory of evolution)
Richard Dawkins (some criticisms of this highly influential figure)
The Folly of Modern Neuroscience (how the worldview of modern science has led to some extraordinary conclusions about the nature of consciousness
Is the Self an Illusion? – part 2 (further material on that theme)
Alfred Russel Wallace (how this believer in Intelligent Design has been misrepresented) The BBC and Science (examples of the BBC presenting the worldview of modern scientific orthodoxy, while neglecting important information)
At the moment there are two posts there, one which would come under the heading of philosophy:
The Ongoing Influence of Plato (some examples of Plato’s allegory of the cave down the ages)