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Highlights: Lawrence Krauss & William Lane Craig: Has Science Buried God?

In my previous post I outlined some general observations and responses to the conversation between William Lane Craig and Lawrence Krauss in Brisbane on the topic of "Has Science buried God?" There's been a lot of interest in the discussion... Continue Reading →

Prof Lawrence Krauss & Dr William Lane Craig: “Has Science Buried God?” quick review

Last night I attended a conversation between atheist and cosmologist Professor Lawrence Krauss and Christian and philosopher Dr William Lane Craig. The conversation was the first part in a series of three events on the topic of "Life, the universe... Continue Reading →

Drs Lawrence Krauss & William Lane Craig in Australia

For any Australian readers out there, this August, two great speakers are facing off in three moderated discussions on the theme of Life, The Universe and Nothing. The three topics the good doctors Krauss & Craig will debate are: Has... Continue Reading →

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGb4OT3Oiew Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a quirky lighthearted film about a sheik's ambitious project to construct a dam, create a river and introduce salmon to it so he can pursue his fishing hobby. In the desert. At a... Continue Reading →

A Borrowed Flame: Genesis, Gervais & Space-Jumping

Following Felix Baumgartner's successful space jump, and the shooting of a 14 year old girl in Pakistan this week, Ricky Gervais tweeted: Dear Religion, This week I safely dropped a man from space while you shot a child in the... Continue Reading →

Russell Crowe signs for Noah movie

Recent news reports confirm that Russell Crowe has been signed for Darren Aronofsky’s take on the biblical epic of Noah’s Ark, nine years after Peter Weir's sea-faring epic Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Director Aronofsky says:... Continue Reading →

Prometheus (2012) and the story of us

BBC Future writer Quentin Cooper has written a piece on human origins in  science fiction films. Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus is being kept tightly under wraps but Cooper sees Prometheus as the latest attempt for a simple story about our... Continue Reading →

Believing in A Beautiful Mind (Part 2)

In part 1, I commented briefly on some of the beliefs expressed by characters in A Beautiful Mind: reductionism or materialism can be used to justify one's urges beliefs don't necessarily need to be grounded in science to be valid... Continue Reading →

Believing in A Beautiful Mind (Part 1)

In the 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind, mathematician John Nash struggles with schizophrenia forcing him to re-evaluate his beliefs and how he actually comes to know anything. Some observations: Nash holds to reductionism to justify urges: Nash: I don't exactly... Continue Reading →

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