The Quantum Thomist

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

Last modified on Sun Aug 9 16:54:57 2020


I was recently interviewed by Suan Sonna of intellectual conservatism.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 3: Models

Last modified on Sun Aug 9 16:55:25 2020


I look at the first chapter of Victor Stenger's book God: The failed hypothesis.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 2: Setting the Scene

Last modified on Tue Jul 21 11:15:10 2020


I look at the preface of Victor Stenger's book God: The failed hypothesis. In this chapter, Professor Stenger outlines his method and defines what he means by God and Science. He claims that the only evidence for God could be in the gaps of scientific knowledge.

Is God a failed Hypothesis? Part 1: Introduction

Last modified on Sun Jul 12 22:07:17 2020


I begin a review of Victor Stenger's book God: The failed hypothesis. This post gives an introduction and an overview of his work.

On Existential Intertia and Divine Conservation

Last modified on Tue Jun 23 23:18:15 2020


Existential inertia is the belief that things have an intrinsic tendency to persist in existence (unless something external to them causes them to cease to exist). Divine conservation is the belief that things need the continuous actions of an external cause to allow them to persist in existence. This discussion is at the heart of the debate between theism and atheism, so it is perhaps surprising that it isn't discussed more. In this post, I outline the issues, and offer a few tentative thoughts.

Riots and Racism

Last modified on Fri Jun 5 22:52:55 2020


There has been a recent social disturbance over the actions of a certain police officer, and its racial implications. I offer a thought.

Clarifying Catholicism interview.

Last modified on Fri May 29 21:21:46 2020


I was recently interviewed by William Deatherage of Clarifying Catholicsm.

On Bell's Theorem

Last modified on Sun May 10 14:34:14 2020


Bell's theorem is one of the most important contributions to the philosophy of quantum physics. In particular, it is claimed that it undermines either realism in physics or the principle of locality. My response to this is that it undermines certain models of realism, but not all. In this post, I explore this in more depth.

A Universe from Nothing? Part 7: Concluding thoughts

Last modified on Tue Apr 7 21:01:33 2020


I offer my concluding thoughts on Lawrance Krauss' work A Universe From Nothing, focussing on his preface and epilogue.

Probability, Fields and Bell's Theorem

Last modified on Sun Mar 22 22:57:34 2020


I reply to certain recent comments on various posts on my blog.

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