Don Gibboni: Opera Apes

Don Gibboni: Opera Apes

Some people think Opera is just monkeying around on stage, and they may be right: The small apes use the same technique to project their songs through the forests of southeast Asia as top sopranos singing at the New York Metropolitan Opera or La Scala in Milan. I’m not going to say anything. I value my life. That was the conclusion of research by Japanese scientists […]

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A couple of interesting quotes from articles I read this morning..

This from Richard Coles regarding OccupyLSX outside St Paul’s Cathedral (HT Mark Mynell): Christianity began with a PR disaster, on a hill outside Jerusalem. Out of it came unimaginable possibilities for new life and the transformation of the world, not in spite of the disaster but because of it. Christianity at its best has always sought a horizon beyond catastrophe. While such an outcome may […]

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Prof. Kenneth Miller on faith & science

Kenneth Miller is the Professor of Biology at Brown University. In a recent New Statesmen article he writes: I regard scientific rationality as the key to understanding the material basis of our existence as well as our history as a species. That’s the reason why I have fought so hard against the “creationists” and those who advocate “intelligent design”. They deny science and oppose scientific […]

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Review: The Language of God- Francis Collins

The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief by Francis Collins Paperback, Pocket Books 2007   Another Amazon / Bookdepository review: Interesting, but tries to cover too much ground Dr Francis Collins is one of the worlds leading scientists, heading up the Human Genome Project’s successful sequencing of human DNA, arguably one of the greatest scientific and human achievements in recent times. This book is […]

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Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch

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