Tag Archives: Science

Looking at nature

Psalm 19:1-6 The pagan worships created things; the atheist sees only the products of random chance. But for us, the universe confronts us with the wisdom, power and majesty of the One who made it. “The heavens declare the glory … Continue reading

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Against the grain

The universe is an immense, potentially frightening place. For our earliest ancestors it must also have been a bewildering one. But then, by observation of the sun, moon and stars, they began to recognise patterns. They were able to predict … Continue reading

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Hide and seek

All young animals play… it’s not just a way of filling time or dissipating excess energy, but a means of learning about the world and practising skills that will come in useful later in life. So kittens pounce on each … Continue reading

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The slot machine

I have lost count of the number of times I have been told that people should not believe in God because “prayer doesn’t work.” (As if prayer were a mechanical operation, like a slot machine) The people who say this kind … Continue reading

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Is there anybody out there?

For millennia, the night sky has been a source of poetic inspiration and a spur to scientific investigation. The more our knowledge increases, the more there seems to be to discover. One widespread ancient view (but not the only one) … Continue reading

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Science v religion

This debate was going on when I became a Christian nearly 40 years ago (and it is an issue on which Christians have always had differing opinions), but in the last few years it has become much more heated, and … Continue reading

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The earth is the Lord’s

Psalm 24:1,2 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,                                                            … Continue reading

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