Re: Catholics and the Singularity

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Jun 30 2002 - 18:16:11 MDT

Ben's Catholic pal hasn't being paying enough attention to Aquinas, whose
Aristotelianism showed him that some basic truths of The One True Faith
could be known by pure reason; admittedly, the Revelation of Jesus Christ
(or any appropriate avatar of the God of Your Choice), which has to be
regarded as historically contingent, could not be known *a priori*. But
once the unassailable historical evidence of scripture becomes available,
it follows as the night the day--

A lovely story about this very crux is Anthony Boucher's classic `The Quest
for St. Aquin', who proves to be a robot that reasoned its way to
Catholicism and sanctity.

Damien Broderick

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