Wolfgang Smith, Intelligent Design, & Theistic Evolution

Discovering the work of Wolfgang Smith is an invigorating intellectual and spiritual experience. It is a remarkably brilliant synthesis of Catholic orthodoxy, perennial wisdom, and authentic scientific discovery received and chronicled by a single mind. I am indebted to Smith’s influence for several reasons, and one of these reasons is that his intellectual vision and erudition … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith, Intelligent Design, & Theistic Evolution

Wolfgang Smith & The Pitfall of Astrophysical Cosmology

“We propose now to look at the big bang scenario from a theological perspective. Leaving aside the question as to whether this cosmology is factually correct, we shall treat it as a kind of myth or icon, a symbol to be read. What, then, does the big bang signify? What above all strikes one is … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith & The Pitfall of Astrophysical Cosmology

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Christic Center of the Metaphysical Journey

In the quest to enter metaphysics as ‘seeing’ it is essential to establish the importance and necessity of a metaphysical schematic for understanding reality. Metaphysics is important because it is needed to answer the fundamental questions of life, and it is necessary because we interpret reality through the principles of first philosophy. Now, we are … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Christic Center of the Metaphysical Journey

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Necessity of Metaphysics

The journey toward metaphysics as seeing requires preliminary steps to be taken. The first step is to appreciate that when investigating the five most basic questions of life[1] a metaphysical schematic is required, that is, the importance of metaphysics must be recognized. After identifying the importance of metaphysics, another preliminary step is essential in the … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Necessity of Metaphysics

Metaphysics as Seeing: The Importance of Metaphysics

There are five primary questions every person will wrestle with throughout their life, and how these questions are answered will shape who they are and what they might become. Even if these questions are ignored, or suppressed, they will remain lurking in the psyche of each individual. And because there is no escape from these … Continue reading Metaphysics as Seeing: The Importance of Metaphysics

Wolfgang Smith: Modern Science & Guenonian Critique

In the previous article examining the thought of Wolfgang Smith, three modern paradigms through which reality is interpreted were identified. These paradigms were the Newtonian, the Darwinian, and the Copernican. It is important to recall that while Smith is critical of the paradigms, he is willing to recognize legitimate scientific discoveries made despite the faulty … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith: Modern Science & Guenonian Critique

Wolfgang Smith: Science and Myth

Wolfgang Smith’s essay, Science and Myth, utilizes Ananda Coomaraswamy’s articulation of what constitutes an authentic myth in order to raise our conscious awareness that science too develops myths, or paradigms, when interpreting the surrounding natural order. Smith identifies three modern scientific paradigms – the Newtonian, the Darwinian, and the Copernican – which he classifies as … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith: Science and Myth

Wolfgang Smith: Preliminary Remarks

The contemporary debate between religion and science, faith and reason, creation and evolution will most likely continue to rage on for several generations. And no matter how ardently avoided due to the vitriolic annoyance of the modern cult of new atheist personality, the traditionalist will at some point have to wrestle with these debates despite … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith: Preliminary Remarks

The Ideology of Scientism & Progressive Politics

Wolfgang Smith cuts through the ideology of scientism with some intellectual realism, “We need to transcend what we have been taught in schools and universities to discover on our own what we are never told: only thus can we begin to perceive the full picture. To place The Grand Design within the context of the … Continue reading The Ideology of Scientism & Progressive Politics

Wolfgang Smith on Myth & Anti-Myth

“The tenacity and fervor with which the presiding paradigms of science are defended even in the face of plainly hostile data suggest that, here too, an element of ideology may be at play. Science is not in reality the purely rational and ‘disinterested’ enterprise it pretends to be; it is after all the work, not … Continue reading Wolfgang Smith on Myth & Anti-Myth