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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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Uncaused Cause

Uncaused Cause

The English astronomer, Sir Fred Hoyle, coined the term “Big Bang” to mock the theory proposed by Belgian priest, astronomer, and professor of physics, Fr Georges Lemaître, that the universe had a beginning. The scientist Hoyle died in 2001 never accepting that the universe had a beginning. Albert Einstein also could not accept the clear… Continue Reading

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The Lost World of Genesis One

The Lost World of Genesis One

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debateby John H. Walton IVP Academic (2009) 192 pages. I find it exhilarating when someone picks up an idea and rotates it so that, by looking at it from a quite different direction, I see it with a new freshness. John Walton, professor of… Continue Reading

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Evolution – The Elephant in the Empty Nave

Evolution – The Elephant in the Empty Nave

Recently I was at a show where “Christian” was synonymous with “someone-who-believes-the-universe-is-thousands-not-billions-of-years-old”. At a dinner party, when someone found out I am a Christian, I was identified with the Flat Earth Society, and it was assumed I was anti-evolution, and anti-science. Somehow the well-financed, American-style, fundamentalist, creationist approach to the Bible and to science and… Continue Reading

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