A theological blog 31 I 19. Galileo’s thought world

It is of great importance to distinguish between the Catholic and Protestant concepts of God. For a Protestant like Payley, God is outside the universe and manufactured the things in it as a watchmaker might make a watch. For Catholics...

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A theological blog Number 2 (i). The assumptions we make

A theological blog.  Number 2  Galileo and Plato (i) The assumptions we make. Philosophers try to make sense of the world using logic and reason but they often conduct their enquiries within matrices of assumption that are anything but logical...

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Dear Jake

If your MP is a Conservative send this letter or something like it to him or her with suitable adjustments.  A bland and complacent reply from Jake of course. Dear Jake,   As you will know, the IPCC has recently issued an...

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Record heat in the oceans

from The Guardian 16 i 19 Consensus - the 97% Climate change Our oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest...

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A theological blog No 1: Facts and meanings

Atheists commonly take the view that only science is trustworthy because only science follows the rational procedures of unprejudiced gathering of data, hypothesis, experiment and peer review.  Everything else is imaginary and mythological illusion.  This is a grievous error...

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How could one not hate Tony Blair. But he’s right on Brexit

You may hate Blair - how could one not? - but on this he's right.  We were all conned by the leave campaign which made us dream of a Brexit that is undeliverable.  I'm a remainer but I have...

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Brexit the political oxygen sucker

The extraordinary muddle over Brexit only underlines what a tragedy Brexit is.  Not necessarily because a no deal may be an economic disaster, that would remain to be seen, but because it is sucking all the political oxygen away...

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Pooh Experts!

Pretty much every competent economic authority in the world is telling us that a hard Brexit would be a disaster for Britain. "Pooh experts! what do they know about it? These are the people who told us that not...

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A Catastrophe So Vast It Will Engulf Every Person in the World

The scientists are now solemnly warning us that we have only a few years to avoid an environmental catastrophe so vast it will engulf every person in the world. But people don't believe them. It is as if every...

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Is science the myth of western capitalism?

Is science the mythical narrative of western capitalism?  Well yes and no.  It is not, at least in the sense that science discovers facts about nature and they are true whether the reigning economic system  is capitalism or  primitive...

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