The Latin word Quodlibeta means "whatever you like" and refers to the special occasions at medieval universities when the students (or clerks as they were known) could test their masters by asking any question they fancied. This blog is primarily concerned with religion, science, history and their interface. But like the medieval clerks, we reserve the right to post on anything we want.
I am a historian of a very middling and amateurish sort. Having taken a Masters in Modern History at the University of St Andrews (2004), I completed a law conversion course at Nottingham Law School and embarked upon what has been an exciting career in legal technology. My chief interests are in Twentieth Century History, Colonial America, Historiography and, most recently, the History of Science. I also write a satirical blog at The Diary of Humphrey Clarke. I hope my contributions to Quodlibeta capture something of the pleasure I get from trawling my dusty collection of second hand history books.
I'm currently a graduate student in Philosophy, having already obtained graduate degrees in Philosophy and Theology. My interests primarily lay in epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion and the history of philosophy. My studies have taken me to Belgium, where I currently reside. I also write a blog at Agent Intellect. In my mid-20s I decided to refute Christianity to set my conscience at ease. Two subjects that I turned to in order to accomplish this were philosophy and science. They backfired on me. Several months later, I very reluctantly accepted Christ.