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The Scientific Christian, Part 3: The Spin Doctor


We have seen that Rev Dr Nick Hawkes, author of Who Ordered the Universe? is a master of the begged question, and we have seen that he is quite adept at quote-mining. Looking at chapter 2, The Evidence of God … Continue reading

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The Scientific Christian, Part 2: Peanuts to Space


Oh no not again [1] I’m reviewing Who Ordered the Universe? by Nick Hawkes. I must apologise to readers who prefer their book reviews short and pithy: the Reverend Doctor manages to cram an inordinate number of dubious statements into … Continue reading

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The Scientific Christian, Part 1: Begging the Question


I have been reading a book by Rev Dr Nick Hawkes, a pastor, writer and broadcaster living in Australia, who has four degrees, two in science and two in theology. The book is called Who Ordered the Universe?: Evidence for … Continue reading

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Stephen Cave Video


I just thought I’d share this.

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Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, by Daniel Dennett


I am more than a bit disappointed with Breaking the Spell (my first Dennett apart from an essay or two). I found myself plodding through the book, at times wondering if I should bother to finish it. I persevered, but … Continue reading

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The Law of Attraction is Repulsive


Ok, that was all very childish. I was thinking I really should look at the good side of the Law of Attraction. Surely it must have something going for it. I set out to sort the wheat from the chaff. … Continue reading

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The Zen Paradox


When I set up the precursor to this blog a few months ago, it was about Zen, but all I could write was either paradoxical or the rational observation that Zen is paradoxical. I gradually meandered towards Zen in my ‘spiritual search’. Zen … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Paradigms


I decided to write this blog for a number of reasons: first of all, I felt that I had something interesting to say; I was writing a lot of stuff on forums and thought it would be good to put my ideas together somewhere; I … Continue reading

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