Category Archives: The Machinery of Life

The Year of Living Naturally

It’s been twelve months since I was diagnosed with cancer and judging by the reactions of the doctors I seem to have already beaten the odds, which leads me to believe I will in all likelihood continue to do so. … Continue reading

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Man vs. Molecule!

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” ..Richard Dawkins In reality, faith is an element … Continue reading

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Worlds Within Worlds

This morning a reader in Arizona kindly sent me an excerpt from Hidden Beauty: Microworlds Revealed, by France Bourély.  This book seems to be one which, like The Science Delusion and The Machinery of Life should be on everyone’s bookshelf, … Continue reading

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A Meditation on the Machinery of Life

Meditation can take many forms, and concentrating on concepts we know to be a little beyond our understanding is as invigorating to the mind as a good workout is for the body.  It brings a feeling of humility about how … Continue reading

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