Monthly Archives: August 2012

Re Catholic schools strive to meet challenges

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/catholic-schools-strive-to-meet-challenges-nurture-students-individual-talent/2012/08/29/6f57bbc2-f203-11e1-a612-3cfc842a6d89_story.html Rev. Peter Weigand is the President of St. Anselm’s Abbey School in D.C. and a contributor to The Washington Post’s local faith leader network We Catholic educators believe that all education is a means of finding God and that … Continue reading

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Faith and a better tomorrow

When people have to worry about how they will get on, they go to sleep with faith.  They go on day to day with faith they will somehow manage.  Despite the difficulties of the times, personal or general.  Does this … Continue reading

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Causality and ordered pairs

Causality as a concept comes to us from the push.  We push something and it moves.  If we push a person, they react.  Cry. Push back.  Laugh. We form an ordered pair of (push, move), (push, cry), (push, push back), … Continue reading

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Can God be known from an axiom?

We have the 5 Peano Axioms for the natural numbers. The 5th axiom is the principle of induction.  If a set contains 0 and contains the successor of each natural number in it, then it contains all natural numbers.  This … Continue reading

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Does the soul exist forever?

Descartes discusses the immortality of the soul and how we may know it.  See Synopsis of the Meditations in A Discourse on Methods.  This was published in 1641. Even at single point in time, one might argue that the soul … Continue reading

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And Did Twelve White Christian men walk on the moon?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apollo_astronauts Did exactly 12 White Christian men walk on the moon? I’ll take it as a Sign of God’s Will. I wonder why the press does not report it? Jerusalem the Hymn And did those feet in modern time. Walk … Continue reading

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Humility and Cycles

Starting from a natural number like 3 can we go in a chain, 3, 4,5, and get back to 3?  It seems obvious that we can’t.  This seemingly simple proposition is difficult to prove?  Can we trick ourselves into thinking … Continue reading

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