Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Apologetics of Transcendence

Thomas' new article for First Things "On the Square" is now up. An excerpt:

... Yet even if future developments in the sciences vindicate this faith in a unified “theory of everything,” such a theory could never be more than a relative expression of the truth. A comprehensive theoretical framework can never, even in principle, fully account for natural phenomena, because a unified theory must oscillate between abstraction, which does not explain the whole of the natural world, and description (or prediction), which encompasses more of appearance but lacks explanatory power ...

Read the rest here.

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