On English and evolution

Language is not set in stone. It changes. English has changed over time. It has changed so much that we recognise different species. There is Old English. There is Middle English. And, there is Modern English. Some people even complain that Modern...

Sunday, October 23 4004 BC

The world in the fourth millennium before the common era would have struck Bishop Ussher as surprisingly well developed. Indeed, civilisation had already produced the bronze age, writing and mathematics. Agriculture was widespread across the continent...

When will people listen?

This is a guest post from Danish blogger, G_dsrock.   You won't find this in the lamestream media. They're covering it up. But this is the most important news in the history of the universe since the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Our Lord...

To educate, inform and entertain

Professor Naill Ferguson has just delivered the first of his Reith Lectures. And, I can only say, it was even more appalling than I had feared. He employed a glib and superficial Whig interpretation of history to deliver an equally glib and...

Is it a Ruse?

The universe is filled with many marvellous mysteries. Not content with all these riches, it seems some human beings are determined to add to the quota. I am thinking specifically of those people who profess to be atheists, but devote a significant...

On art, science and journalism

The above image has certainly caused excitement among science journalists. It is a cave painting in Spain. It has been dated to forty thousand and eight hundred years ago. And that is the cause of the excitement, as the earliest date for homo...

On education, food, blogging and censorship

Martha Payne is nine years old. Back in April, she told her father she would like a writing project, but could not think of what to do. He suggested blogging. She thought about this and decided that she could blog about her school dinners, as that...

On tulips and folly

For the genuinely disinterested observer, nothing (save for religious mania) so clearly reveals human folly and capacity for self delusion as speculative economic bubbles. In the inevitable ensuing crash, nothing is lost, yet the results are a tragedy...

Eucharistic Congress

This week the Catholic Church is holding a Eucharistic Congress in Ireland. It is eighty years since Ireland last held a Eucharistic Congress. The contrast between the two congresses could not be more stark. Nor could the decline of religion in...

From firey dragons to modern motorists

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is one of the many landmarks of the Christian faith. It was the Irish monk, St Aiden, who in the seventh century established its monastery, which became the base for the evangelising of much of England. It also produced...

Jesus: a wave or a particle

No, honestly, I could not make this up - I do not have the imagination. John Polkinghorne, a theoretical physicist and Anglican priest, and his blogger friend, Nicholas Beale have written a book, answering fifty-one questions about their god, science...

Acts of creation

One really cannot help but wonder about creationist thinking. It is an enigma, wrapped within an inscrutable mystery. Consider the above image. It is a representation of hominoid species. Now, if we take creationist claims seriously, we have to...

Visually stunning

Timescapes is a visual treat - and that's just the trailer, and viewed on YouTube. The film is, however, produced using 4k, which offers seriously superior resolution, and is a world first. To find out more, visit the website: ...

Just a theory

The creationists like to trot out the line that evolution is just a theory - and it is a theory. But there is no just about it. The theory of evolution explains the diversity of life on this planet. It is supported by literally millions of pieces of...

News media reporting of research

All over the media, there are reports that exercise does not help depression. The Daily Telegraph, in a manner that is typical of such reports, unequivocally asserts: 'A study into whether physical activity alleviates the symptoms of depression has...

God believers right

The god believers like to throw the accusation at atheists that they think human beings are just animals. Some atheists do - the ones who are concerned with evidence and reason, that is. Anyhow, the god believers are, albeit, inadvertently, right -...

An educated Christian

William Lane Craig is an educated man. He holds two doctoral degrees, one in Philosophy and one in Theology. He also holds two professorships, one at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and the other at Wheaton College. As I said, an...

Journalism, ethics and faith

Last week, Pastor Mack Wolford, a believer in the Word of his god, died as a result of his faith in serpent handling. His death was watched by photo-journalist, Lauren Pond. Out of respect for his religious beliefs, she, just like his family and...