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Category Archives: Science

The Search for the ‘God Particle’

Away from political passions, I have an avid armchair interest in cosmology and was interested to read in today’s Scotsman that CERN’s particle accelerator is weeks away from being ready … Continue reading

14 April, 2007 · 3 Comments

Medieval Muslims made stunning math breakthrough

Sacred Geometry and Holy Numbers, Batman, the Al-Gebra movement really were gifted in Weapons of Maths Instruction. The intricate patterns and architectural wonders of Islamic architecture and art were not … Continue reading

27 February, 2007 · 4 Comments

The amazing egg and sperm image

Dollop of capaccino ice cream and a blue alfalfa sprout …? I’m not sure of magnification or credits, it was sitting in my Images folder. Striking.

11 January, 2007 · 4 Comments

Dawkins versus Haggard

What a spectacle. I first saw this video a couple of days ago and have succumbed to posting it today. Its an intriguing display of fundamentalist atheist vs fundamentalist evangelical; … Continue reading

7 November, 2006 · 3 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"