Category Archives: theology

Memory and reconciliation

I tend to read (& blog) about aspects of memory that are personal and, furthermore, take a scientific approach to the topic. This is, of course, not the only way to approach memory as a topic. Memory can also be … Continue reading

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A quiet rant on the theme of mind-body dualism and the church

I was introduced to this quote by a student… ‘The line that runs from the ancient world through Plato and the medieval church to Descartes and the Enlightenment and into the contemporary world, turns out to be inaccurate. There is … Continue reading

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Chaos, complexity and freedom

I went to an interesting lecture last night at Durham Uni. The talk was by David Wilkinson, another ex-physicist / reverend minister / academic. The talk was one of a series about the intersection of physics (especially quantum physics) and … Continue reading

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The elusive ‘self’

The OU course I’m following rightly takes a materialist approach, i.e. that human behaviour ultimately must rise out of events at the molecular and neural level. However, as the authors acknowledge there remain both ‘hard’ and ‘easy’ problems of consciousness … Continue reading

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