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Posts Tagged ‘science’

Richard Dawkins Backs Off

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Richard Dawkins was on The Daily Show last night. I’m a great fan of his, as you may know if you read my blog and have total recall. For your reading pleasure, a few of my many posts on his work: Unweaving the Rainbow The God Delusion The Ancestor’s Tale A Presbyterian clergyman asked him, […]


Friday, September 14th, 2012

Yesterday I researched and wrote a post that included, among other things, the fact that engineers are the grads who are most in demand, and yet only 5% of current college students plan to major in engineering. Only 46% of high school grads are strong enough in math for college — college tout simple, not […]

Space and Time

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The discussion of Why Does E=mc2(and why should you care?) has begun over at SPOB. In the past, I’ve always written here about books, even if I was also writing about them somewhere else, so I’m going to duplicate it here, on the grounds that some of you might be utterly fascinated by this book, […]

God, Physics, Handbells

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Bigsax spoke querulously. “Why am I not hearing the B and C where they should be?” He might have had a right to be querulous. He had had to sit in a meeting with me┬ádiscussing things like emergent and experiential worship, and then when bells were supposed to begin I had slunk off to the […]


Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I’m still reading Peter Davies’s God and the New Physics. It always takes me longer to read nonfiction, or at least nonfiction with new information or big ideas in it, because I have to stop and think a lot in between reading. The new physics in this book isn’t new to me, just a reminder. […]

God and the New Physics

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

The party was pleasant, I got the errands done, and then I took a broom, a sponge, and a bucket of hot water spiked with lavender and sage soap out to the porch. Scrubbing and sweeping and straightening improved the porch no end. It was a clear, cool, beautiful day, perfect for such an undertaking. […]

The Purpose of Life

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Who knows what I might do? Well, I suppose everyone does, because inevitably, having made all kinds of wild suggestions to myself, I send the unsuccessful knitting to the frog pond and do it over, profiting if at all possible from my mistakes the first (or fourth) time around. This could be because I am […]

Creation and Evolution

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

It happens that I have found myself recently involved in discussions of, and in thinking about, creation and evolution. This is a little surprising to me because it is essentially a settled question for me, and for most of the people I know. However, #1 daughter and I are reading Richard Dawkins together, and my […]

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