Tag Archives: DNA

Foreword to The Big Picture

Scientific discovery has brought material benefits and physical comfort to mankind.  The predictability of matter leads us to assume that it behaves according to fixed laws, and this belief has led engineers to develop tools and machinery to manipulate the … Continue reading

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The End of Evolution

Living things are amazingly complex and refined organisms.  Contained within our skin are muscles, organs, a nervous system, a circulatory system, an immune system, a digestive system, a reproductive system, a repair system, a growth system, and perhaps the most … Continue reading

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“A good robot is hard to find”

I came across this article, and it reminded me how amazing the animal world is, and in particular human beings.  It only took  250 million generations since the first fossil evidence of animals to evolve a human, and each one is built … Continue reading

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A Masterpiece of Engineering

We think that we design pretty neat things these days.  We laugh at the man who said that the world would probably only need four or five computers.  Those of us who are old enough can remember when we did … Continue reading

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Fear of science

There are millions of people spending their working life pushing forward scientific knowledge.  The breadth of knowledge discovered by the hands of so many scientists is beyond anyone’s comprehension.  Pronouncements by the scientific community have become almost the word of … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial donation – some concerns

The UK government has decided to consult publicly on the introduction of regulations to allow mitochondrial donation. I suspect that at the majority of people in the UK have no idea what mitochondrial donation is, what the risks and technical … Continue reading

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The Big Picture – an honest examination of God, Science and Purpose

If you have wondered if science, faith and reason are compatible then this is a book for you. The book explores how everything (including science) is based on faith of some sort.  It explains in understandable terms what science tells … Continue reading

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Information, DNA and evolution.

Many of those who are interested in the subject of evolution and life point out that the genetic code is a tremendous carrier of information, and often raise the question of where that information comes from.  Intuitively we know that … Continue reading

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Brian Cox’s “Wonders of life – what is life?” .. a review

Yesterday evening I watched the first in a new Brian Cox series on the wonders of life.  I was left with an uncomfortable feeling about the way the content was presented. In essence, the program shows very little science but … Continue reading

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The Wonky Car

“It’s all in the genes” the scientists say. “Your genetic make-up determines your shape, size, colour and even your behaviour.” Some people it seems are made good, and some evil. Well maybe things are not that clear-cut, but we can … Continue reading

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