Category Archives: Autism

Science and Religion: The Story So Far

I started http://www.scienceandreligion.com in the mid-nineties when nobody was interested in such an esoteric URL.  Regardless of belief in divinity, new research shows the biological benefit of spiritual practices, and has overturned long-held beliefs about genetics, the brain, and even … Continue reading

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Atheism and Autism

People with mild forms of autism are more likely to be atheists, according to a new study, and more likely to shun organised religion in general. The University of Boston study looked at posts on autism forums and focused on … Continue reading

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The Killing of bin Laden

“I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons. I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders’ … 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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The Scient-Autist at Work: in the Slaughterhouse

Sir John Beddington, Britain’s Chief Scientist, went on record this week with a statement intended to dispel mounting fears about the nuclear disaster unfolding in Japan.  According to this expert, because explosions at nuclear plants only endanger people living nearby … Continue reading

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