C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra: Towards a Beatific or Miserific Vision?

C.S. Lewis is famously known for his work ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ as well as his impassioned defense of Christianity in an age of accelerating materialism, but he is less known for his work in science fiction. Although not often appreciated as these works deserve, Lewis’ sci-fi trilogy (Out of the Silent…

C.S. Lewis vs H.G. Wells: A Journey out of the Deep Black Void

C.S. Lewis is famously known for his work ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ as well as his impassioned defense of Christianity in an age of accelerating materialism, but he is less known for his work in science fiction. Although not often appreciated as these works deserve, Lewis’ sci-fi trilogy (Out of the Silent…

The Philosophy of Physics: Planck’s Spiritual Testament

As Nazism was leading Germany into a dark age trajectory and as science policy and practice decayed into eugenics and materialism, Max Planck took a stand and remained behind in his homeland to defend the classical humanist traditions which represented everything which Hitler hated. Planck threw down an epistemological gauntlet to his contemporary scientists who…

The Stupidity of Artificial Intelligence (RTF Lecture)

During this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, the history of Artificial Intelligence is examined from the 19th century to the present as the following questions are posed: 1) Is it truly possible to replicate the full spectrum of human mentation with “machine learning” as is popularly presumed today? 2) What are the positive roles for computer…

Platforms for Cooperation: Arctic Development and Space Exploration

As the war for the new system continues and the question of the US republic’s strategic survival remains unanswered, it is important not to lose sight of the long game. Larger issues bearing upon the ongoing survival of the human species must still be held firmly in mind as shaping the context in which the…

Schiller’s William Tell: A People’s Fight for Freedom

Friedrich Schiller is a name beloved in Germany as the “poet of freedom”, and while festivals were once held in his honor across the English speaking world just a few generations ago, his memory has sadly fallen into the shadows. Despite that, Schiller’s life and works of drama and poetry inspired not only the greatest…