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Posts published by “William C. Michael, O.P.”

Whether God is Perfect?

The following essay was, believe it or not, written for my Philosophy of Religion class at Harvard, where students are, according to conservative Christians, indoctrinated…

The Ideal Master of the Mediaeval University

“According to Saint Thomas, he who teaches in school is a magister. The name implies that he is an artisan, a “maker” whose occupation is…

Ivy League Schools Hate Christians?

American Christians have a habit of justifying their unsuccessful schools and neglect of study by claiming that top universities are biased against them. Well, I’m…

Statistical Sophistry

The CNN headline reads: Alejandro Mayorkas impeachment: How each US House member voted | CNN Politics https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/13/politics/alejandro-mayorkas-impeachment-vote-secretary-dg/index.html The stats are presented to suggest that Mayorkas…

Euclid, Proposition I.4

Proposition I.4 presents Euclid’s proof of what is called the “Side-Angle-Side Theorem” in modern schools. The question students often ask is in Classical Geometry, when…