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  • Catholic Word of the Day: CAUSALITY, 08-06-13

    08/06/2013 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-06-13 | from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CAUSALITYThe influence of a cause in the production or modification of a being. An efficient cause exercises efficacy on the effect produced; the final cause gives purpose or attraction; an exemplary cause gives guidance; and both material and formal causes communicate their being to the effect, the material supplying that from which a thing is produced and the formal giving it the specific nature it acquired. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.†
  • Policy Chart: Illinois Loses Most Jobs in the Nation

    08/24/2011 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Freeport
    Illinois Policy Institute | 8/19/2011 | N/A
    In a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July. Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinoisís unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate. Illinois started to create jobs as the national economy began to recover. But just when Illinoisís economy seemed...
  • A Refutation Of Hume's Attack On The Principle Of Causality II

    04/07/2008 7:40:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies · 731+ views
    4/7/2008 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    David Hume was a Scottish philospoher well known for his attack on the principle of causality - the principle that nothing can occur or exist without a cause. He believed that although one event (set of impressions) always preceded another, this did not prove that the first event caused the second. The constant conjunction of two events, he said, built up the expectation that the second event would take place after the first. But this was nothing more than a strong belief or habit of mind taught by experience. One could never prove that there were causal connections among impressions....
  • A Refutation Of Hume's Attack On The Principle Of Causality

    02/06/2007 7:35:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies · 459+ views
    Feb 6, 2007 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    David Hume was a Scottish philosopher well known for his attack on the principle of causality - the principle that nothing can happen or exist without a cause. 1.) He believed that although one event (set of impressions) always preceded another this did not prove that the first event caused the second. The constant conjunction of two events, he said, built up the expectation that the second event would take place after the first. But this was nothing more than a strong belief or habit of mind taught by experience. One could never prove that were causal connections among impressions....
  • Good news for causality [Speed of Light]

    11/20/2004 2:00:30 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 133 replies · 2,826+ views
    PhysicsWeb ^ | 18 November 2004 | Belle Dumť
    Physicists in Switzerland have confirmed that information cannot be transmitted faster than the speed of light. Nicolas Gisin and colleagues at the University of Geneva have shown that the "group velocity" of a laser pulse in an optical fibre can travel faster than the speed of light but that the "signal velocity" - the speed at which information travels - cannot (N Brunner et al. 2004 Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 203902). Two types of velocity are used to describe the propagation of a wave in a dispersive medium: the phase velocity and the group velocity. The phase velocity is the...
  • The Power of 'Acting As If'

    05/14/2004 8:19:48 AM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold
    Act as if you will. Act as if you are serious about attaining your dream. Walk, talk, and act enthusiastically, creating a single-minded attitude of success toward the results you desire. One of America's pioneering psychologists, William James, said that the greatest discovery is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. What he advocated was that if you act as if you are what you want to be, then you will become that. This "act as if" principle is a powerful method of converting your consciousness from conditioned habits into specific positive behaviors that...