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Charlie Brooker on Darwin

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off on Charlie Brooker on Darwin · Life

This evening I found a great quote from Charlie Brooker, taken from a 2008 Guardian article: Darwin’s theory of evolution was simple, beautiful, majestic and awe-inspiring. But because it contradicts the allegorical babblings of a bunch of made-up old books, it’s been under attack since day one. That’s just tough luck for Darwin. If the […]

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December 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Life

I was interested by this story which says that humans are not only still evolving, but are evolving faster now than ever before. Its counter-intuitive which makes it all the more attention-grabbing.

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The language of evolution

November 7th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Technology

Since I have been feeling in a bit of an iconoclastic mood lately I thought I would have a small pop at Richard Attnborough. A new series of Planet Earth started this week and as you would expect it is compelling viewing and a remarkable acheivement: a nearly perfect collision of the wonder and majesty […]

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What I did on my holidays – Wednesday morning

August 26th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Life

Wednesday morning I was woken by torrential rain. Having no clock or watch in the sleeping part of the tent I got up and Jayne and I sat outside under the gazebo and had a coffee, wondering if it would ever stop raining. Then we dug out a watch and found out that it was […]

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Richard Dawkins. Again

January 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Richard Dawkins. Again · Life

I caught the end of Horizon tonight. It was all about the Dover school board case where concerned parents fought to keep intelligent design off the syllabus. I had only been watching for a few minutes when Richard Dawkins popped up doing his irate atheist bit, and it occurred to me that he could be […]

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One God Further

January 10th, 2006 · Comments Off on One God Further · Life

Last night’s Channel 4 programme on religion was interesting enough, if a bit predictable for anyone who has even a passing familiarity with Richard Dawkins’ work. I have to say that I found some of the fundamentalists a bit scary. The American evangelist (Haggart?) seemed especially unnerving, the way he invaded Dawkins’ personal space, stared […]

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Intelligent Design

September 9th, 2005 · Comments Off on Intelligent Design · Life

Last week’s Guardian had an article by Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne refuting any suggestion that ‘Intelligent Design’ deserves to be taught in schools alongside Darwinian evolution. It was obviously a heart-felt piece, but while I totally agree with the thrust of the argument I have to say that I found a follow-up article this […]

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Stephen Jay Gould

August 9th, 2005 · Comments Off on Stephen Jay Gould · Life

I really do need to thank Tom Hamilton for this post which contains a link to this essay by Stephen Jay Gould I know its a bit of a nerdish thing to admit, but I’ve been a fan of Gould’s for a long time, and half a dozen of his collections of essays have pride […]

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