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From pollution and climate change to curing diseases and developing new sources of clean energy, there is tremendous hope that technology will be able to solve many of the world’s problems.
The human brain is the most complex organ in existence. It is a largely uncharted frontier for scientists. And it is not like a computer.
Among his widely influential teachings, St. Thomas Aquinas addressed the very core and starting point of reality, i.e., what does it mean to exist?
Peter Kreeft asserts that a relatively new branch of philosophy “Thomistic Personalism” is helping us arrive at a fuller understanding of the human person, and ultimately a perspective of not just what but who we are.
Let’s start off on a light note. A long time ago when computers were still new (yes, it was that long ago), when I was at my first academic assignment, the head of the division dealing with computers gave a talk on artificial intelligence for computers. One of the humanities faculty in the audience put a question after the talk “Would you want your daughter to marry one (i.e. a computer)?“. Legend has it (I wasn’t there) that he answered “Yes, if she loved him.” Another version of this legend has it that someone shouted out after the question, “Why not—his wife did.”