Euthanasia and Newspeak

A recent article at MercatorNet, Doctors will have to lie on euthanasia death certificates, notes that the interim report on euthanasia/ assisted suicide, presently being considered by the Victorian State Parliament, follows the Canadian practice of attempting to elide the nature of…

Weekend Reading

Russell Hittinger, The Three Necessary Societies, First Things Michael McConkey, Why We Should Stop Using the Term ‘Gender’, Quillette (h/t: notafan) Charles K. Bellinger, A Christian Abortion Doctor? On the Ignorance, Arrogance, and Violence of the Pro-Choice Cause, Public Discourse Edward Feser,…

What public good?

In a recent address, Senator Penny Wong asked, “Why should the gay and lesbian community be merely ‘tolerated’ when the heterosexual community takes for granted ‘acceptance’ and recognition of their sexual preference as ‘the norm’?” This is an instructive statement…

Peter Harrison on The Religious Origins of Modern Science?

This is an excellent critique of the conflict thesis as well as an overview of the currents of thought in the late medieval and early modern period as they are related to the development of modern science. Of particular interest to me was the parallels between early Protestant criticisms of medieval philosophy and religion, and criticisms of later opponents of Christianity, like Condorcet, to today’s new atheists. The lecture was organized by the Lumen Christi Institute.