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Science Versus Religion?

Science Versus Religion?

With yesterday’s editorial, Science vs Religion is back in the news: If you based your life around a belief system that includes an account of the world’s creation in one of its founding stories, does that mean you are confusing your beliefs with science? It is a timely question. Contrary to what radical celebrity atheists… Continue Reading

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Stephen Hawking Meets God

Stephen Hawking Meets God

There is plenty of debate whether Stephen Hawking believed in God or not. He used the word ‘God’ and spoke about explaining the universe as glimpsing ‘the mind of God’. But he didn’t use the word ‘God’ in the sense of a ‘guy in the sky’ – which is the way a lot of religious… Continue Reading

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Evolution and Christians

Evolution and Christians

I often end up in conversations about evolution and Christianity. One person, recently, typified an intelligent response. “Yes,” this person said, “with difficulty – it is possible to reconcile the Biblical creation account with evolution.” The starting assumption is – there is a conflict. Those who are Christians and accept evolution either do not promote… Continue Reading

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Websites of Note

Websites of Note

New Zealand Christians in Science I was delighted to have met with the Website Manager, Jacob Martin, of the new website New Zealand Christians in Science. It is a tragedy that there is so much prejudice between Science and Christian faith: the presumption that Christianity and Science are antagonistic. A lot of this is the… Continue Reading

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True Lies?

True Lies?

We live in a world of “alternative facts”, a “post-truth” culture. No questions are silly. Every opinion is of equal value. There has been a clever sleight of hand: we have turned valuing every person whatever their opinion into valuing every opinion. People, in this new world, don’t do wrong, certainly they don’t sin –… Continue Reading

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I Might Be Wrong

I Might Be Wrong

First story: A friend of mine in USA (as an exercise in political empathy) put up a facebook status asking people to try to list one positive reason why someone might vote for the presidential candidate they do NOT support. The majority could not do it. “Can’t think of a single one!” “I honestly cannot… Continue Reading

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Let’s Stop Using This Word (2): God

Let’s Stop Using This Word (2): God

Recently, in a discussion, someone accused me of “believing in ghosts.” I asked what they meant by “ghosts,” and the response was: “invisible white floating things.” I must say, as someone with a science degree, I do struggle how something that is an “invisible” thing can be said to be “white” thing. At heart, though,… Continue Reading

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