Sunday, January 09, 2011

Mr. Alan Aversa has attempted twice to write a comment for the post "Reductionism in Contemporary Science" but it has not shown up, so I am posting it here:

St. Thomas's commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics really helps clear this up: Are All the Classes of Causes Studied by One Science or by Many?. Mathematics, e.g., does not treat of final causes, and modern physics (mathematical physics) is a combination of physica and mathematics; it is a scientia media (See Replies to 6 and 7 of his Division and methods of the sciences; also In II Phys. lect. 3, n. 8Summa Theol. 2-2.9.2, ad 3@m (3rd reply); In I Post Anal. lect. 25, n. 2.). Mathematical physics is "formally mathematical and materially physical." 

I suspect that it has been eaten up by Blogger as spam because of the embedded links.

Edit. He also added this comment, which is also not being published for whatever reason, to my second post on Stephen Barr:
Read St. Thomas Aquinas's De Mixtione Elementorum and the Thomist article on it: "Elemental Virtual Presence in St. Thomas" by Christopher Decaen. 
Thanks!

6 comments:

Geremia said...

Actually, it was because of the "at" symbol; it probably thought it was an email address.

Geremia said...

Now I think it was because I had too many URLs? Strange. I've never had this problem before.

papabear said...

I'm glad Blogger provides spam protection for comments, but an automated service does have its drawbacks...

Geremia said...

I have just found out that Google has completely disabled my account, including my GMail, due to "unusual activity." It's a wonder this comment seems to have posted... They must be doing maintenance right now.

papabear said...

Mr. Aversa, I presume? I'm sorry to read that! I hope you can persuade them that your account hasn't been hacked and that you're not spamming!

Alan Aversa said...

It's working now, after having unlocked the Google CAPTCHA and had them verify I'm not a very good CAPTCHA-reading robot by calling my phone...