Posted inClimate Crisis

Do we have the technology to ease our melting ice sheets?

Reading Time: 11 minutes This past year, news outlets have been reporting that initial predictions for polar ice melt were overly optimistic: ice sheets are melting much faster than models for the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report suggested. Irrespective of whether we achieve a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emission scenario, or continue within intermediate […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Politics, Science

“It’ll Start Getting Cooler… I Don’t Think Science Knows, Actually”

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m afraid these comments are absolutely fundamental to understanding the Trump administration’s approach to…everything. I am absolutely staggered and listening to this response at the blatant stupidity on the show. What disgusts me most is when, in response to: “We’ve had temperatures explode this summer. You may have learnt that we broke a record in […]

Posted inHealth, News, Philosophy, Religion, Science

The Coronavirus and a Better Gospel

Reading Time: 6 minutes As you may already know, last night President Trump phoned in an interview to Hannity and brazenly disagreed with the World Health Organization about the fatality rate of the latest global health threat, the COVID-19 virus. Viewing the appearance of the Coronavirus as more of a public relations issue than as a matter of public health, Trump takes […]

Posted inPolitics

Dems vs GOP: Voter Confidence in Scientific Method

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pew Research Center recently carried out some research with regard to science and voter preference. The piece is interesting and worth a read, but what stuck out for me was the confidence in the scientific method. As Pew stated: Factual knowledge alone does not explain public confidence in the scientific method to produce sound conclusions. Overall, […]

Posted inMeaning & Purpose, Science, The Secular

Some Questions to Dr J Berger

Reading Time: 5 minutes As some of you will know, I recently edited a book by Joseph J Berger called Science & Spirituality (Barnes & Noble), which is available now (please grab a copy, even though Amazon are being bastardly difficult with their distribution). The book, as you will find out, is aimed predominantly at students as an introduction to scientific […]

Posted inReligion, Science

Faith and Reason Are Not Really Friends

Reading Time: 8 minutes You may not find this as fascinating as I do, but I recently came across a video put out by The Gospel Coalition, a think tank for Calvinists co-founded by Tim Keller, a Presbyterian pastor and author who herein verbalizes his own reservations about human evolution. What stands out most to me is that while […]

Posted inComedy, Philosophy, Religion, Science

Theology and Black Cats

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there. Theology is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there, and shouting “I found it!” Science is […]

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