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Higher Ground (2011)

Higher Ground chronicles one woman's lifelong struggle over faith. In her directorial debut, Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) seeks to ask tough questions of faith and life but blurs the assessment of truth and experience. Vera Farmiga also... Continue Reading →

Believing in A Beautiful Mind (Part 2)

In part 1, I commented briefly on some of the beliefs expressed by characters in A Beautiful Mind: reductionism or materialism can be used to justify one's urges beliefs don't necessarily need to be grounded in science to be valid... Continue Reading →

Believing in A Beautiful Mind (Part 1)

In the 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind, mathematician John Nash struggles with schizophrenia forcing him to re-evaluate his beliefs and how he actually comes to know anything. Some observations: Nash holds to reductionism to justify urges: Nash: I don't exactly... Continue Reading →

Science & Faith (The Script, 2010)

Science & Faith is the second album from Irish pop rock band The Script, responsible for hits such as “Before the Worst” and “Breakeven”. The title track addresses “the primacy of love in the universal equation", and worldviews clash when... Continue Reading →

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