Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Biological Roots of Religion

A fundamental claim constantly made by atheists is that the religious-minded are behaving illogically.  As a parody, an intentionally absurd being called the invisible spaghetti monster is proposed to be as likely as any god.  This graffiti on the walls … Continue reading

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A Meeting of Minds

The abrasion between the rational atheist and the man of faith is not an invention of modern times; it is part of mankind’s history.  In the time of the Vedas, 1500 years before the birth of Christ, feelings often ran … Continue reading

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When Nanotechnology Meets Art

I recently wrote something about nanotechnology and it was surprising how many hits that page generated.  So I started reading up on something in Nature which has always fascinated me, to make a new blog.  See what you think – … Continue reading

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Automating the Spanish Inquisition

It’s strange how we go to museums and shudder at the Hellish implements dreamed up by the ghouls of the Spanish Inquisition.  How could they have thought it would help anyone?  How did they manage to get away with it?  … Continue reading

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I Met a Superstitious Fanatic!

I recently saw a brief but remarkable film on YouTube called The Inner Life of a Cell, produced by some absolute wizards at Harvard.  I had been educated that the cell was an unappealing lump, and I still recall the … Continue reading

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Other Ways to Learn

Probably the best thing about life is how it can be experienced on so many different levels – there’s something for everyone.  But how many different ways are there to gain new information?  In this blog I give examples of … Continue reading

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Genius and Mystical Experience: Ayrton Senna

26th April 2013: I’m reposting this in enthusiasm for Senna, and for the current F1 season, which seems like one of the most interesting so far.  Since I wrote this in 2011 I took my kids to see the film … Continue reading

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