What Should We Do With Shamima Begum?

What Should We Do With Shamima?   The Home Secretary’s reaction to the problem posed by Shamima Begum’s desire to come home is surely right.  The safety of the public must come first.  This is a woman who is unrepentant about...

Continue reading →

A theological blog 12 ii 19. Bacon and value-free science

In Catholic theology God is within the universe and matter is alive because it is deeply animated by the divine presence.  But the trial of Galileo killed Catholic science, with the consequence the science moved north and became a...

Continue reading →

A theological blog 6-ii-19. The Protestantization of Science

The Protestantization of Science The trial of Galileo killed Catholic science.  Catholic scientists now became terrified of being burnt alive by the Inquisition which had already burnt Giordano Bruno and would undoubtedly have incinerated Galileo had he not been the...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →

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...

Continue reading →