A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, by Francis X. Maier

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*Image: Hemingway (left) in Spain with friends, 1925 [John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston]

By Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing, June 9, 2022

Francis X. Maier is a senior fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the 2020-22 senior research associate at the Notre Dame Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.

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Francis X. Maier

We live inside the envelope of our senses.  Our grasp of reality is limited by what we can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste.  This in turn shapes our imagination.  But it’s absurd, C.S. Lewis argued, to assume that reality is restricted to what smart bipeds on a tiny planet at the edge of a modest galaxy can perceive.  Science is a powerful tool, but it’s the product of limited creatures.  It shares not just our strengths, but also our weaknesses. …