Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Universe in a single atom ...

I have just published a piece on the Dalai Lama's book, The Universe in a Single Atom, detailing why Buddhists might find science an easy read, but materialism ... not!

Thinkquote of the day: Evolution of the mind

Our view of life must account for how we know life; biological theories must allow for their own discovery and employment. Theories of evolution must provide for the creative acts which brought such theories into existence. Beginning with our own embodiment our theory of knowledge must endorse the ways we manifestly transcend our embodiment by acts of indwelling and extension into more subtle and intangible realms of being, where we meet our ultimate ends.

- Michael Polanyi

On my other blog, the Post-Darwinist, I survey the dizzying scene of the growing intelligent design controversy. Polanyi was an enormous influence on some of the ID guys, and I think his approach is worth commending.

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Service note

Toronto-based Canadian journalist Denyse O'Leary ( is the author of the multiple award-winning By Design or by Chance? (Augsburg Fortress 2004), an overview of the intelligent design controversy, and of Faith@Science. She was named CBA Canada's Recommended Author of the Year in 2005 and is co-author, with Montreal neuroscientist Mario Beauregard, of the forthcoming The Spiritual Brain: A neuroscientist's case for the existence of the soul (Harper 2007).

My other blog is the Post-Darwinist, detailing events of interest in the intelligent design controversy.