Category Archives: Metaphysics

Newton’s Philosopher’s Stone

“the magisterium“the magisterium, our great work, the stone” “The Alchemist” Act 1. Scene 4 Today we remember Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) for his contributions to optics, mechanics and astronomy, but as a typical scholar of his time he was also … Continue reading

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Three for the price of one

A Christmas Trinity I A Christmas Trinity II A Christmas Trinity III A ragbag of trivia

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Stephen Hawking and the creation of the universe

I should begin by saying that I haven’t read Hawking’s book with Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design, and I probably won’t. But the way it is being hyped in the media, social and mainstream, suggests that what he is claiming, … Continue reading

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