Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Leo Rugiens mourns the passing of a friend, a great priest, a great scientist, a great person: Father Stanley L. Jaki, OSB.
We first met when he arrived in the United States in 1956, a refugee from the Russian takeover of his native Hungary where he was a monk in the famous
Hungarian Benedictine monastery, Panonhalma.
Here is his curriculum vitae from Wikipedia:

Stanley L. Jaki, OSB (born August 17, 1924, Győr, Hungary; died April 7, 2009, Madrid, Spain) was a Benedictine priest and Distinguished Professor of Physics at Seton Hall University, New Jersey since 1975. He was a leading thinker in the philosophy of science, theology, and on issues where the two disciplines meet and diverge.

After completing undergraduate training in philosophy, theology and mathematics, Father Jaki did graduate work in theology and physics and holds doctorates in theology from the Pontifical Institute in Rome (1950), and in physics from Fordham University (1958), where he studied under the Nobel laureate Victor Hess, the co-discoverer of cosmic rays. He also did post-doctoral research in Philosophy of Science at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Princeton University and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Father Jaki authored more than two dozen books on the relation between modern science and orthodox Christianity. He was Fremantle Lecturer at Balliol College, Oxford (1977), Hoyt Fellow at Yale University (1980) and Farmington Institute Lecturer at Oxford University (1988-1989). He was the Gifford Lecturer at Edinburgh University in 1974-75 and 1975-76. In 1987, he was awarded the Templeton Prize for furthering understanding of science and religion.

Jaki was also among the first to claim that Gödel's incompleteness theorem is relevant for theories of everything (TOE) in theoretical physics. Gödel's theorem states that any mathematical theory that includes certain basic facts of number theory (and is computably enumerable, i.e. whose formulas can be explicitly listed) will be either incomplete or inconsistent. Since any 'theory of everything' will certainly be consistent, it must be either incomplete or unable to prove basic facts about the integers.

Father Jaki died on April 7, 2009, at about 1:15 PM (MET) in the Intensive Care Unit of the Clinica de la Conception in Madrid (Spain). He was in Spain to visit friends on his way back to the USA, after delivering some lectures in Rome, for the Master in Faith and Science of the Pontificio Ateneo Regina Apostolorum. He died from the consequences of a heart attack he suffered (without realizing it) while still in Rome. When he arrived in Madrid on March 27, 2009, he was brought to the hospital almost immediately . He remained fully conscious for two days, but then was sedated for medical reasons; he died without regaining consciousness. Four of his friends were holding his hands and praying for him.


* 1966. The Relevance of Physics. University of Chicago Press.
* 1969. Brain, Mind and Computers. Herder & Herder.
* 1969. The Paradox of Olbers' Paradox. Herder & Herder.
* 1973. The Milky Way: an Elusive Road for Science. New York: Science History Publications.
* 1974. Science and Creation: From Eternal Cycles to an Oscillating Univers. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.
* 1978. Planets and Planetarians. A History of Theories of the Origin of Planetary Systems. John Wiley & Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.
* 1978. The Road of Science and the Ways to God. Univ. of Chicago Press, and Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. ISBN 0-226-39145-0
* 1978. The Origin of Science and the Science of its Origins. Scottish Academic Press.
* 1980. Cosmos and Creator. Scottish Academic Press. ISBN 0-7073-0285-4
* 1983. Angels, Apes and Men. La Salle IL: Sherwood, Sugden & Co. ISBN 0-89385-017-9
* 1984. Uneasy Genius. The Life and Work of Pierre Duhem. The Hague: Nyhoff.
* 1986. Chesterton, a Seer of Science. University of Illinois Press.
* 1986. Lord Gifford and His Lectures. A Centenary Retrospective. Edinburgh: Scottish Academis Press, and Macon, GA.: Mercer University Press.
* 1986. Chance or Reality and Other Essays. Lanham, MD: University Press of America & Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
* 1988. The Absolute Beneath the Relative and Other Essays. Lanham, MD: University Press of America & Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
* 2000 (1988). The Savior of Science. W. B. Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-4772-2
* 1989. Miracles and Physics. Front Royal. VA.: Christendom Press. ISBN 0-931888-70-0
* 1989. God and the Cosmologists. Regnery Gateway Inc.; Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.
o The Purpose of it All (alternate title for God and the Cosmologists)
* 1990. The Only Chaos and Other Essays. Lanham MD: University Press of America & Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
* 1991. Scientist and Catholic, An Essay on Pierre Duhem. Front Royal VA: Christendom Press.
* 1998 (1992) Genesis 1 Through the Ages. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.
* 1996. Bible And Science. Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press. ISBN 0-931888-63-8
* 2000. The Limits of a Limitless Science and Other Essays. Intercollegiate Studies Institute. ISBN 1-882926-46-3
2008. Hail Mary, full of grace: A Commentary. New Hope, KY: Real View Books. ISBN 978-1-892539-06-9


Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro


because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, or Mars)
because he was not born of TWO PARENTS
at the time of his birth. His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain
and his mother was too young to pass on her citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:

His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution.


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