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- Could we survive the trip to another planet?
- What's really scary isn't Halloween
- Why can't science answer our question about God?
- How certain are proven facts?
- Is global warming a serious issue?
- The Surprising Intelligence of Non-Human Primates
- The problems of colonizing another planet
- How could global warming make our winters colder?
- a scientific theory examined
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- Great Ideas
- how do we know that?
- humans, primates, and other life on earth
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- Questions beyond Science
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Category Archives: science and religion
For thousands of years, there have been mystics who describe an experience of a transcendent reality that most humans beings do not have. In different cultures and religions, this experience takes various forms, but they all seem to revolve around a loss of a sense … Continue reading
The BBC is hosting a stargazing programme asking amateur astronomers to find galaxies in far outer space. An engineer living in England, Zbigniew ‘Zbish’ Chetnik, has an observatory in his garden at home, and was the first person to spot a … Continue reading
Science cannot arrive at an ultimate truth. Science searches for understanding, not for Truth. Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist Burnell’s understanding of religion – she is a life-long Quaker -is similar. She believes we need to continue to explore our … Continue reading
Until about 200 years ago, most human beings believed that some kind of life continued after death. In fact, most people usually lived with a lively sense of the presence of the dead in their own lives. Then a change … Continue reading
Every once in a while, when I am overwhelmed with just how gob-smackingly beautiful humans can be and wonder at our amazing capacity to think, I remember why I’m a scientist but not a reductionist. Some of the brightest minds … Continue reading
Scientists who recently switched on the multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are looking for what has been called “the God Particle.” But what is the God Particle, and how did it earned its exalted name? Right now scientists (let alone … Continue reading