The Quantum Thomist

Musings about quantum physics, classical philosophy, and the connection between the two.

The Philosophy of Quantum Physics 5: Consistent histories

Last modified on Sun Nov 26 20:17:23 2023


I continue a new series on the various different models of the philosophy of quantum physics with a look at the Consistent Histories interpretation.

A response to the prayers of love and faith

Last modified on Tue Oct 24 23:41:48 2023


I look at and critique the recently published Church of England general synod motion on the prayers of love and faith.

The Philosophy of Quantum Physics 4: The pilot wave model

Last modified on Sat Sep 16 19:39:41 2023


I continue a new series on the various different models of the philosophy of quantum physics with a look at the Pilot wave model.

The Philosophy of Quantum Physics 3: The Everett model

Last modified on Sun Sep 3 20:59:01 2023


I continue a new series on the various different models of the philosophy of quantum physics with a look at the Everett -- multi worlds -- model.

The Philosophy of Quantum Physics 2: spontaneous collapse models

Last modified on Sun May 21 16:28:12 2023


I continue a new series on the various different models of the philosophy of quantum physics with a look at the spontaneous collapse interpretations.

The Philosophy of Quantum Physics 1: The Copenhagen Interpretations

Last modified on Sun Mar 26 23:09:07 2023


I begin a new series on the various different models of the philosophy of quantum physics with an introduction and a look at the Copenhagen Interpretations.

How to "reason" like a liberal Churchman

Last modified on Sun Feb 12 16:34:05 2023


Recently, the Church of England House of Bishops has offered guidance on the matter of blessing same-sex relationships. They write that "We have studied the Scriptures, paid attention to the Church’s tradition and listened to wider society, as well as to the voices of our sister churches in the Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners. Above all, we have sought the wisdom of the Holy Spirit in prayer and worship." Quite why they bothered with this is unclear, because they seemed to have paid no attention to the Scriptures, Church Tradition, sister churches, or Holy Spirit in writing their guidance. In this post, I will take a look at what one of the Bishops wrote to justify his own (more extreme) position, and point out some of the mistakes that he makes. My hope is that this will encourage the Bishops to pursue more diligently the logical and theological rigour that is appropriate to their position.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 23: Living in the Godless universe

Last modified on Mon Dec 19 18:16:19 2022


In this post, I come to the final chapter of Professor Stenger's work God, The Failed Hypothesis. Is religion useful? Can atheists find comfort and meaning?

In defence of constitutional monarchy.

Last modified on Sun Oct 23 22:50:31 2022


In the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death, I saw many commentators, supporting the institution of the constitutional monarchy, defend it by saying, in effect, "No one would come up with this system, but it works." In this post, I intend to argue why a constitutional monarchy is, in fact, a very sensible way of organising a government.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 22: The Hiddenness argument

Last modified on Sun Sep 11 16:27:35 2022


In this post, I discuss the divine hiddenness argument, which is a topic of chapter 9 of Professor Stenger's work God, The Failed Hypothesis.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 21: The problem of evil

Last modified on Sun Jul 31 16:32:46 2022


In this post, I discuss the argument from evil, which is the topic of chapter 8 of Professor Stenger's work God, The Failed Hypothesis.

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