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Argument of design and fifth way of St. Thomas: similarities and differences.Video and presentation

summaryThe review of the modern argument of design to demonstrate the existence of God sample great differences with the fifth way of St. Thomas. They start from the order of nature, but their idea of finality and causality is different and they arrive at different results.
Author: Alberto Barbés

The purification of representations in the dialogue between science and faith

summaryThe science-faith dialogue starts from the conceptions of the dialoguers. This requires all to outline the causality present in the world and the divine causality. This purification is proposed in the big bang-creation relationship, human evolution and the creation of the immortal soul.
Author: Javier Sánchez-Cañizares.

TextLesson 2021: How does God act in casual events? Video

summaryThere are fortuitous events apparently irreconcilable with a creative plan. In order to clarify the problem, the notion of chance is presented, the ideas of Thomas Aquinas and some current authors are presented and it is concluded how divine intentionality and providence are compatible with chance natural laws .
Author: Juan José Sanguineti

Video and presentationArgument of design and fifth way of St. Thomas 

summaryThe so-called argument of design is often identified with the fifth way of St. Thomas. However, they are different: both start from the natural order, but they focus on a different order subject , different subject of finality, different causality, and reach different conclusions: they are not comparable.
Author: Santiago Collado

A synthesis of the philosophy of physics by Mariano Artigas

summaryThe main thesis of Philosophy of the Physics of Mariano Artigas (form, creation, self-organisation, indeterminism and its connection with providence), which show scientists that the dialogue between St. Thomas, current physics and faith is perfectly possible.
Author: Gabriel Zanotti

Faith and science: no more reasons for conflict

summary: Review of the alleged problems between faith and science (the alleged obscurantism of the Middle Ages, the Galileo case, evolutionism, the big bang and the existence of God, neuroscience and the spiritual, etc.). The conclusion is that these are avoidable misunderstandings.
Author: Gabriel Zanotti.

Video and presentationFrontiers between physics, metaphysics and theology

summary: The advance of science narrows the field of faith explanations. Although the boundaries between scientific and faith explanations yield to science, new questions can be seen behind the latest scientific explanations, which can only be answered from metaphysics or from faith.
Author: Grzegorz P. Karwasz.

The discussion of the argument of the design Video

summaryThe order in the classical Philosophy sample the existence of an ordering intelligence. Modern materialism makes order and purpose disappear from the explanation of nature, in evolution with Darwin. The movement of the intelligent design tries to recover these dimensions.
Author: Felipe Aizpún

Lesson 2013: Christianity and the ongoing challenge of Evolution 

summaryThe modern astronomy forced a serious questioning of the interpretation of the Bible; this has not been the case with evolution and the origin of man in Protestant Christianity. The speaker explains the current American positions and their possible solution.
Author: Prof. Karl Giberson

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On two anniversaries: Galileo and Darwin  

Author: Héctor Velázquez

God's creation or blind evolution of the subject? 

Author: Juan Luis Lorda

Is design intelligent a scientific or a religious theory?

summaryThe main thesis of the Intelligent design movement, born in the context of the dispute between Darwinism and creationism, and especially the inference of design from scientific observations, are described, and the problems of method of this position are discussed.
Author: Santiago Collado

Why do we have to accept evolution? 

summaryWhenever science provides solutions to certain issues, a plethora of questions immediately arise. The biological theory of evolution uncovered a "Pandora's box" that requires other knowledge to be completed.
Author: Antonio Pardo

Chance and levels of observation in evolution 

summaryThe theory of evolution currently posits the origin of new forms of life as result of chance and natural selection. In science, each phenomenon requires an appropriate method of study, and there may be different levels of observation involving different methods of study. In evolution, admitting chance at one level of explanation does not imply that other levels of...
Author: Antonio Pardo

Brief historical overview of the position of the Church's Magisterium on evolutionism

summaryArticle that briefly describes the interventions of the Magisterium of the Church on biological evolution, focusing on those of the end of the 19th century and, in the 20th century, on those of Pius XII, John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
Author: Santiago Collado

Science and religion

summaryThe work is described as a work of maturity, in which the themes of the main debates between science and religion are presented. Brief biographical sketch of the author.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Science and Transcendence: Intelligent Design 

Author: Santiago Collado

Comments on the new faith of materialism

summaryMaterialism, a) Naive realism, b) Consumerism, c) Dialectical materialism, d) Problems of the scientific method, the creation of hypotheses, the scope of the method, e) Superstitions, natural selection, the appearance of life, artificial intelligence, additional comments, 2. Sterility of materialism, 3.
Author: Atilio González Hernández. Telecommunications engineer

Evolutionary contingency and the purpose of the cosmos

summaryThis essay examines the standard understanding of biological evolution - causation plus selection - with its denial of the teleology of the evolutionary process, together with the problems of reconciling it with the divine governance of the world, and the alternative of admitting teleological processes that show the divine provident plan embedded in nature.
Author: Ernan McMullin

Creation and Evolution: A Conference with Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo

summaryReview of Horn, S. (ed.), Creation and Evolution: A Conference with Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2008, 200 pp. Includes four papers from the session and an article by one of the co-editors.
Author: Santiago Collado González

Creazione divina e creatività della natura. God and the evolution of the cosmo

summaryA new cosmovision, natural creativity and divine action, evolution and self-organisation, teleological arguments, the contingency of the natural order, contingency and divine plan, nature and the human person.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Darwins Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. By Michael J. Behe. New York: The Free Press, 1996

summaryBehe successfully dispels the myth that neo-Darwinism has everything under control in explaining the origin of life and of the various biochemical systems needed for various life forms. He attempts to find theoretical grounds for why such an explanation could never be forthcoming from that quarter. In the end, however, he admits he cannot provide such a...
Author: Marie I. George (St. John's University, New York)

Darwin and religion: the story of a dialogue between science and faith 

Author: Juan Pablo Martínez Rica

From conventional hypothesis testing in science to the evolutionary hypothesis 

summaryTheoretically, chance could explain everything, but with statistics, chance as a cause is rejected when the probability is very high. In theory, chance could explain everything, but with statistics, chance is rejected as a cause when the probability is very high leave. In evolutionary biology this criterion is hardly applied.
Author: Miguel Ángel Martínez

design Intelligent: a new challenge to Darwin?

summary design A brief explanation of the history of the Intelligent Design movement, and its impact on Darwinian evolutionary thesis .
Author: Santiago Collado González

The discussion on the status of homo floresiensis

summary: Account of the finding of the Man of Flores, the vicissitudes of his remains and the various scientific opinions on his summary of the various scientific opinions on its significance.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

TextEvolutionism. State of play 

summary: summary Darwinism from Darwin's thesis to the present day. Criticism of Darwinist approaches, on questions of method and from the scientific point of view. Proposal of an alternative path.
Author: Antonio Pardo

The scientific method 

Author: Daniel Turbón

The origin of life 

summary speaker gives the session in an informative tone, and summarises some of the most recent findings in support of the various existing theories on the origin of life on Earth.
Author: Francisco Javier Novo

The Origin of Life and the Evolution of Species: Science and Interpretations 

summaryThe scientific study of the beginnings of the world has in recent historical times raised the biological questions of the origin of life and the evolution of species (understood as the passage from one species to another by generation). In addition to the purely scientific problems they raise (such as the difficulty of establishing solid hypotheses), they also raise the question of...
Author: Antonio Pardo

The origin of man. Current state of paleoanthropological research.   

summaryI.INTRODUCTION. II.PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS. 1. The fossil record. 2. The dating of fossils. 3. The biological notion of species. 4. status of man within the animal kingdom. III.FOSSILS OF UPPER PRIMATE NON-HOMANIDS. 1. Family Hylobatidae. 2. Family Pongidae. 3. Ramapithecus. IV. FOSSILS OF HOMINIDS. 1. Most important findings...
Author: Rafael Jordana

The Vatican and evolution. The reception of Darwinism on the file of the Table of Contents 

summaryThe opening of the file of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 1988 has given access to the existing documentation on the first reaction of the Vatican Authoritiesto the theory of evolution. This article presents the research initiated by Mariano Artigas in 1999 to determine what was the attitude of the Congregation of the Index in the face of the...
Author: Rafael A. Martínez

Interview with the academic Mariano Artigas

summaryInterview with Mariano Artigas on evolution following the publication of The Frontiers of Evolutionism.

Evolutionary epistemology

summaryCommentary on "Evolutionary Epistemology, Rationality, and the Sociology of Knowledge", edited by Gerard Radnitzky and W.W. Bartley III. Bartley III. Open Court, La Salle (Illinois) 1987, which proposes new epistemological approaches in Philosophy of science.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Evolutionism, philosophy and Christianity. Henri Bergson died 50 years ago

summaryBrief biographical sketch: grade , creative evolution, Bergson and Spain, the mystics, vital tensions, truth, scientism, materialism and spiritualism.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Human evolution: the latest discoveries

summary: Introduction. The human being: that great mystery. The first discoveries. Neanderthal Man. Upright man without speech. The hominids of South Africa. The second generation. Paranthropes and the first Homo. Lucy. The most famous hominid. The decade of the nineties. In search of the roots. Abel. The australopithecine of Chad...
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Evolutionism and Christianity

summary: summary a very concise account of the Catholic Church's position on biological evolution, and contrast with fundamentalist Protestant positions.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Evolutionism and Christian faith

summaryThe catholic doctrine on creation, the scope of natural sciences, evolution and divine action, the difficulties and their roots, the knowledge of divine action: reason and revelation, the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the evolution of living things, the origin of man, the evolutionist worldview.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Finding Design in Nature

summaryCardinal Schönborn's attack on Darwinism by opposing God's providence to the concept of chance in evolution.
Author: Christoph Schönborn

Homo floresiensis. The great little mystery of human evolution

summaryA first part gives an overview of the rapidly changing evolutionary landscape of man, as new remains are discovered over the few that are known. summary of the rapidly changing evolutionary landscape of man, as new remains are discovered over the few that are known, and a second part details the finding, its significance for the human evolutionary landscape and the prospects that are opening up.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Table of contents of the book 'Science, Reason and Faith'.

summaryComplete index of Mariano Artigas' book 'Ciencia, Razón y Fe'. Pamplona: Eunsa, 2004.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Is intelligent design really science?

summaryExplanation of basic concepts on Intelligent Design: scientific approach, theological considerations, evolution but not Darwinism.
Author: Michael Cook

Cologne Cathedral and the evolution of species

summaryChance and the origin of novelties in Darwin in comparison with the bombing of the Cologne Cathedral.
Author: Juan Luis Lorda

Science from the perspective of faith. Scientific knowledge does not question the existence of God.

Author: Alister McGrath

Evolution, between science, reason and faith 

Author: Juan Luis Lorda

Evolution is a divine tool 

summaryInterview with Karl W. Giberson. Participation in television debates on evolution and creationism make Karl W. Giberson, physicist and Christian theologian, an important figure when talking about the clash between science and faith. Are Darwin's ideas evidence for the non-existence of God?
Author: Emili J. Blasco

Evolution today. Evolutionism: the fact and its implications.

summaryA popular commentary on the content of Ayala's book. It has the virtuality of exposing current theories although it is somewhat blunt in its scientific optimism, and leaves some important philosophical questions barely sketched out.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Church and evolutionism: the case of Raffaello Caverni

summaryIn this article unpublished documents are brought to light about a book that was condemned in 1878 by the Congregation of the Index because it argued that evolutionism and Christianity were compatible.
Author: Mariano Artigas and Rafael Martínez 

The uncertainty of human phylogenies

summaryDifficulties in establishing human phylogenies: to establish phyletic relationships, to determine palaeospecies, the precariousness of the fossil record, and intellectual a prioris.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

The mind of the universe

summaryA study of the connection between God's intelligent plan for the world and its unravelling through scientific business .
Author: Mariano Artigas

The laws of nature and the immanence of God in the evolving universe

summaryIn this article, after critically studying some new models of God's intervention in nature at the microcosmic level, I attempt to defend the thesis that God's immanence in nature is expressed in cosmic order and evolutionary novelty. Among many physical forms of manifestation of divine immanence, we should note in particular...
Author: Msgr. Józef Zycinski

The reasons for "scientific" atheism

summaryBased on the discussion between Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams, the arguments commonly used by atheists are discussed: the God of the holes and the theory of multiverses.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Steven Pinker's reasons (I) 

summary essay on Steven Pinker, the first part of which was published in the October 2008 issue of
issue 119 of Nueva Revista for the month of October 2008.
Author: Marciano Escutia

Steven Pinker's reasons (II) 

summary essay on Steven Pinker, the first part of which was published in the October 2008 issue of
issue 119 of Nueva Revista for the month of October 2008.
Author: Marciano Escutia

The three explanations for the origin and evolution of the universe

summaryArticle on the three possible global explanations of reality: materialism, pantheism and creationism, with reflections on how the only coherent vision is the creationist one and its connection with the Christian faith.
Author: Juan Luis Lorda

The third leg of evolution and the example of the car 

Author: Juan Luis Lorda

The remote origins of the human race. Miocene hominoids

summaryReview of Miocene hominids, with considerations on individual specimens, and links to more extensive papers.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Lights and shadows in the study of human evolution

summaryThe latest fossil discoveries of human ancestors are reviewed and their implications for the hypotheses of human evolutionary genealogy are analysed.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Monogenism and polygenism 

summaryThe present article is an update of the status quaestionissof the origin of the human being in the light of the most recent anthropological and genetic research data. It reviews the latest contributions of science and the current state of research, as well as a philosophical reading of the data in the light of the catholic doctrine on the origin of man.
Author: Rubén Herce

Natures Destiny : How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe. By Michael J. Denton.
New York: The Fress Press, 1998

summaryNature's Destiny, to my mind, is the best of the books that rely upon scientific evidence to argue in favour of the universe's being designed in order to produce life, including intelligent life. The evidence Denton amasses is impressive, and he is aware of the philosophical niceties of the argument, only some of which I have touched on here. I recommend...
Author: Marie I. George (St. John's University, New York) 

On Attempts to Salvage Paley's Argument from Design

summaryMy intention in this paper is to investigate some of the arguments for and against Paley, paying special attention to arguments proffered by those who claim to be basically in agreement with him, but whom I think are unsuccessful in their efforts to resuscitate him. I do not intend to do a thorough textual analysis of Paley, but a more general analysis of his key arguments... 

Origin of man

summaryA work in which, after three technical chapters by Daniel Turbón, Mariano Artigas explains the issues in relation to faith and religion.
Author: Mariano Artigas and Daniel Turbón 


Overview of discussion creationism-evolutionism in the last hundred years in the USA

summary: Historical context of the discussion creationism-evolutionism in the last hundred years in the USA; explanation of the causes of its polemic character; presentation of the design Intelligent, comparing it with the classic discussion .
Author: Santiago Collado González

Thinking about evolution and astronomy 

Author: Héctor Velázquez Fernández

Sciencie and Religion in Dialogue

summaryCompilation of a series of lectures on science and religion given by the various authorsin China, funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Author: José Manuel Fidalgo

Selam. The australopithecine girl from Dikika

summaryThe Selam fossil: An update on palaeoanthropology and a detailed description of the Selam fossil.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

seminar on evolution with Professor Javier NovoPresentation

summaryThe basic concepts of population genetics are presented, and the role of selection and neutralist alternatives for evolution are indicated; the role of chaotic dynamics and the generation of complexity in biological systems are analysed in colloquium .
Author: Javier Novo

Working session on the origin of man

summarySpeeches by Daniel Turbón on paleoanthropology, José Ignacio Murillo on gnoseology, Antonio Pardo on synthetic theory and Luis Echarte on mental phenomena and evolution.

Theory of Evolution

summaryThe beginning of the theory of evolution, the Darwin/Wallace theory of evolution, discussion around Darwin's theory, the principles of the Genetics, the synthetic theory, molecular biology and Genetics, some scientific questions debated around the theory of evolution, selectionism versus neutralism, punctuationism versus gradualism, the notion of species...
Author: Santiago Collado González

Testamento fallido.
More shadows than light in the recent book by Eduardo Punset

summary: review to the book Eduardo Punset. The journey to the power of the mind. The most fascinating enigmas of our brain and the world of emotions. Destino. Barcelona (2010). 364 pp. Contains a critique of the inaccuracies, internal contradictions and exaggerations contained in the work.
Author: Juan Arana

The limits of science

summaryExplanation of the compatibility of the idea of the Intelligent Design movement with Christian faith and Darwinism.
Author: Michael Cook

The Miracle of Evolution

summaryThe article explains the usual confusion between evolution and Darwinism, the position of the creationism, and the errors of the Intelligent Design solution to conciliate these arguments.
Author: Stephen M. Barr

STOQ III Project Workshop

summary: Review of the STOQ III Project Workshop and the presentations of summary of the presentations by Santiago Collado and Enrique Moros.