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A Critique of Wolfgang Smith's 'Vertical Causation'

Vertical Causation and Wholeness 25 March 2020 Philosophy of Physics, Vertical Causality, Wholeness By Wolfgang Smith Critiqued by Robert Sungenis Dr. Smith: Vertical causality made its appearance in the context of the measuring problem in quantum mechanics, where it could be identified by the fact that it acts “instantaneously.”1 Whereas the previously known modes of causation — subsequently referred to as “horizontal” — operate in time by way of a transmission through space, vertical causality operates directly, without the mediation of any such process. That “instantaneity” or lack of process came thus to be taken, in effect, as the defining characteristic of vertical causality. But whereas this criterion may serve to identify VC, it does not tell us whence it acts and what it effects. It is time, now, to broach these deeper questions: time to delve into the metaphysics of VC, in the hope that this may shed light as well upon questions of scientific significance. I begin, then, wit

07/30/21 - Robert Sungenis Live

July 7, 2021 1. Why haven’t you debated Lawrence Krauss or Neil DeGrasse Tyson on geocentrism? 2. Do you think the new MRNA vaccines are moral? 3. Which geocentric model do you subscribe to and how does it work? 4. Critique of Br. Casey Cole’s YouTube video. 5. Why would the Communion portion of a Latin Mass webcast be blocked out? 6. Was Jesus Christ the last prophet that could speak in the Name of the LORD? 7. Where the Jesuits as liberal in the time of St. Ignatius as they are now? 8. Who do you think might be the successor of Pope Francis? 9. Would you consider writing a book on Darwinian Evolution? 10. Will the Anti-Christ know he is the Anti-Christ of the End Times? 11. Was there animal death before the Fall such that only man was immortal? 12. How do Catholics approach the death penalty in light of Fratelli Tutti? 13. Are we really "looking into the past" when we look up at the cosmos? 14. Why do we no longer hear of