The hope is that the encounter will foster good science, good discussion and even friendship. Among the speakers will be a Nobel Prize winner in physics and a Wolf Prize winner.Already blew it. Nobels reward bad science. If you have a Nobelist speaker, you're going to hear satanic ratshit.
“An atheist could assume something very different, and have a very different view of the universe, but we can talk and learn from each other. The search for truth unites us,” he added."Search for truth" is tricky and prone to misuse. Lunatic SCIENCE justifies its trillion-dollar genocide as "searching for truth". Real scientists and real believers aren't searching for truth. They're SOLVING PROBLEMS. If a church isn't solving problems in the lives of its members, it ain't doing shit. If science isn't solving problems in the lives of ordinary people, it's pure waste.
He suggested that, to demonstrate that the Church and science are not at odds, those who are both churchgoers and scientists should make that fact more known to their fellow parishioners. He suggested some practical ideas, such as setting up a telescope in the church parking lot or leading the parish’s youth group on a nature hike.Good suggestions if the activity provides a springboard for real science. Terrible idea if the scientist is going to discuss evil psychotic delusions like Big Bang or Carbon Sequestration. What is real science? As always, Carver said it definitively. Look about you. TAKE HOLD of the things that are HERE. Talk to them. Let them talk to you. That is all. Stop there. DO NOT gibber about theories or delusions. = = = = = From another angle: By focusing on the fashionable subjects like cosmology, Consolmagno is fighting an unwinnable battle. The fashionable and high-budget parts of SCIENCE are not science at all. They are a false religion that violates Natural Law. You can't reconcile two contradictory religions. When you focus instead on real Carverish science (engineering, agronomy, medicine) you don't need to reconcile anything. Direct unbiased observation of the non-human parts of Nature is perfectly harmonious with Natural Law, because Natural Law as recorded in the Old Testament is direct unbiased observation of human Nature. Two branches of the same discipline.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.