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Nature conservation and dynamics of the sacredvideo and presentation

summaryThe sacred can include natural environments, which are often associated with places of worship and are deserving of special respect; they often coincide with nature reserves. The interrelationships between religion, conservation and management of these environments are examined.
Author: Jaime Tatay

Video and presentationEcological sensitivity (and Christianity?)

summaryThe sensitivity for the environment does not seem to go hand in hand with Christianity. This seminar reflects from seven aspects of the environmental value and initiates a search of how, starting from those aspects, it is possible to establish a meeting with Christianity.
Author: Jordi Puig.

Video and presentationClimate change: What do we know and how do we respond?

summaryThe precautionary principle encourages us to take action on this issue. The precautionary principle encourages us to take action on this issue, but we continue to act as if it is not happening. Here we show the scientific instructions of the problem and its ethical implications.
Author: Emilio Chuvieco.

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PresentationProposals on the language of Science and its relationship with Nature

summary:: The scientific method uncovers aspects of reality that are not obvious and that fill us with wonder. These hidden underlying laws seem to refer to a Logos common to all reality. Its finding is a spiritual experience comparable to certain religious experiences.
Author: Gustavo Aucar.

What is determinism in physics?  

summary:: summary: of the main positions that have historically been taken on determinism and indeterminism: within Aristotelian causality, within the Newtonian approach to the laws of nature, and within the formalist interpretation of the principle of indeterminacy and the physics of chaos, with some concluding reflections on the interpretation of science.
Author: Santiago Collado, Héctor Velázquez

summary:: Whenever 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 knowledges for fill in.
Author: Antonio Pardo

What is nature?

summary:: A work that develops philosophical reflections on science and its meaning through the analysis of selected moments in the history of science.
Author: Héctor Velázquez

Benedict XVI thinks of the University:
From Regensburg to Berlin, via Rome and London

summary:: lecture extracts Benedict XVI's basic ideas on the faith-reason relationship from his speeches in Regensburg, La Sapienza, London and Berlin.
Author: Josep-Ignasi Saranyana, member of the Pontifical committee of Historical Sciences (Vatican City).

summary:: article that exposes the bridges that can be established between science and faith; basically, the rationality of nature, the appearance of a global scientific cosmovision, the unfolding of the natural dynamism of beings, the self-organisation of the subject and the natural teleology that underlies it, and the singularity of man who elaborates science within nature.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Download PDFThe Origin of Life and the Evolution of Species: Science and Interpretations 

summary:: The 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), these programs of study are often interpreted beyond their possibilities; this article examines some of these interpretations, such as the solidity of our knowledge, chance in evolutionary processes, the struggle in nature, or the global vision of nature.
Author: Antonio Pardo


summary:: The concept of finality, finalistic dimensions of nature, existence and scope of natural finality, natural finality in the current worldview, teleology and transcendence, nature and providence, the intelligibility of nature, bibliography.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The concept of nature between science and theology. The need for epistemological mediation.

summary:: Vorrei in queste pagine riflettere su alcune questioni epistemologiche riguardo all'uso del concetto di natura nel dialogo scienza-teologia. I will consider in particular what is the epistemological content and value of the concept of nature in scientific and theological research. The question is articulated in three points: 1. What methodological role does the concept of nature play in science and theology? 2. What particular concept of nature is in Degree able to assume these roles? 3. Sarà la nozione di natura risultante, una nozione ammissibile dalla scienza (oltre che dalla filosofia e dalla teologia), e in particolare, risulta una realtà conoscibile?
Author: Rafael Martínez

The mind of the universe

summary:: 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

summary:: In this article, after critically studying some new models of God's intervention in nature at the microcosmic level, I try 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: 1. the very existence of the laws of nature in an otherwise lawless disordered world; 2. the emergence of new attributes that constituted the realm of pure possibilities in earlier stages of the evolution of the cosmos.
Author: Msgr. Józef Zycinski

Proteins you think. About award Nobel Prize for Medicine 1994

summary:: On 11 October 1994, the press reported the award of the award Nobel Prize in Medicine to Professors Alfred G. Gilman and Martin Rodbell for "the finding of G-proteins and their role in signal transmission in cells". This is a new breakthrough in molecular biology, which sample provides new insights into how life works and new instructions for reflection on nature.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Russell G. Wilcox presents discussion paper at the University of Navarra

summary:: summary: from Russell G. Wilcox's lecture : consideration of the precepts of Natural Law is necessary to preserve the integrity of the system of human action as a whole.
Author: Russell G. Wilcox

Teleology as a bridge between nature and transcendence

summary:: Even when the relevance of natural teleology as a bridge between nature and theology is accepted, it is sometimes argued that the teleological argument is not a real rational proof and that we can only know divine design by revelation. This is obviously true if we think about particulars of the divine plan. But, if we only refer to its very existence, it seems possible to know it by rational argument. Scientific progress does not solve the basic problems, but if we reflect about it together with its presuppositions and implications, we can find a very well paved route for the rational knowledge of God the Creator.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The anthropic principle: science, philosophy or guesswork?

summary:: Historic origin of the Anthropic principle and modern development of the basic idea.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Mind of the Universe
Self-Organization and Divine Action

summary:: summary: of the content of his book of the same name degree scroll and exhibition more detailed of the content of the second part, related to the self-organisation of the subject, the meaning of this expression and the connection of the self-organising processes with the concept of teleology.
Author: Mariano Artigas