Tag Archives: laws of physics

Before the universe began.

The bowler beats the bat and the ball hits the batsman’s pad.  There is a loud appeal and the umpire calls for ‘hawkeye’ to predict where the ball was going. Hawkeye is a system that tracks the flight of the … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Big Picture: “Am I Open Minded?”

As we start out ask yourself the question, “Am I open minded, ready to follow where evidence leads, with no preconceptions?” Now I’m sure you’ve answered “yes” because none of us would like to admit otherwise, but actually, it may … Continue reading

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I think I might be a panentheist – I hope it’s catching!

The ancient Celts knew a thing or two. They were not the wild fighters who the Sheriff of Nottingham brought in to drive Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood from his idyllic woodland village. They had a special understanding of the nature … Continue reading

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Direct from the San Francisco Book Review

The Big Picture – An Honest Examination of God, Science and Purpose By P D Hemsley eLectio Publishing, $4.99, 266 pages, Format: eBook A former atheist/agnostic who gave God a chance offers open-minded readers this work which is both ambitious in scope … Continue reading

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Four steps of reason leading to a personal God

As I begin this post, I ask myself “Am I deciding what to write?”  You might think that a strange question with an obvious answer, but if I were to have a materialist view of things then I would struggle … 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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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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Proof of God?

A friend asked “Let us suppose it was absolutely certain there was no god but many people honestly believed there was – how different would the world look today?” I could answer that if there was no God there would … Continue reading

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How far should we trust scientific prediction?

Scientific models can accurately predict behaviour of what we have measured. Popular science programmes imply that we can assume that what we haven’t measured is equally predictable.  Are they correct? We can record data from all sorts of events.  A man walks … Continue reading

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