It’s the weekend in New York or your kids – or is it?

It’s amazing how the ancient myths get it right.  Consider the story of Icarus.  He makes himself wax wings and flies too close to the sun, with the consequence he comes crashing down to earth again.  This is exactly...

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Just go away Dawkins

I’m so looking forward to Lent and once more accompanying the Lord Jesus now dwelling in my heart through his passion and resurrection.  What a drag prayer used to be when I was a monk and, so unexpectedly, how...

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Dawkins thinks colours are ‘arbitrary tags’ but for Newton ye colors are in ye light

One of the first iconic experiments  in science was Newton’s shining light through a prism.  He sported his oak at Cambridge (for it is not concordant with the honour of an ancient university to use so banal a phrase...

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Where the beauty?

We share 99% of our genes with chimpanzees.  We are almost the apes that we are not.  In six million years, perhaps as little as four million, in the blink of an eye in evolutionary terms, we evolved from...

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