Thomas Aquinas: Philosopher and a Holy Saint

For about a year I’ve been reading an online experiment in journalism called The Philosophers’ Mail. I always found it a sanctuary from traditional news outlets; it looked at the news of the day from a different, thoughtful perspective. Sadly the experiment has ended, but it’s been replaced by an online evolving book: … Continue reading

Evidence for vitamin C supplements

Many people take vitamin C supplements in the belief they will: prevent or reduce the frequency of the common cold, or lessen the duration and severity of the common cold. But is there any evidence that vitamin C supplements work? In Jan 2013 the Cochrane Collaboration* published online the results … Continue reading

Science versus Religion

Discussions of science versus religion often devolve into this sort of standoff: Person 1: “I do not accept the Bible as an authoritative source”. Person 2: “But the Bible says you’re wrong”. From this point in a conversation, how can you have any meaningful discussion about science and religion? Well, I’ve just … Continue reading