Monthly Archives: April 2009


This has probably put paid to the relaxed atmosphere that we all used to enjoy during Queen Beatrix’s walkabouts on Koninginnedag. And I don’t think there was anything "apparent", as the Guardian puts it, about Maxima’s look of horror. Damn, damn, … Continue reading

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Is Gay Marriage a Religious Issue?

I see that the Guardian is running a series of opinion pieces this week centred around the question: “Is gay marriage a religious issue?” So far, we’ve had four different people take four different stances. First, we had Candace Chellew-Hodge, … Continue reading

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The Merchants of Light

The Science Network has a series of videos up on the web that were made of the recent Origins Symposium held at Arizona State University earlier this month. Worth watching.

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The British Museum

I visited the British Museum last Sunday. It was the first time that I had seen the remodelled Courtyard. Very impressive. I took lots of shots, and here is the resulting Photosynth.   (tip: when viewing the Photosynth, switch to … Continue reading

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London Bound

I’m off to London for the weekend, hopefully to meet up with a couple of friends that I haven’t seen for many years. It’ll be my first visit to London in nearly five years. I expect that I will find … Continue reading

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Plus Ça Change…

Since the recent success of the writings of the Four Horsemen, there’s been something of a backlash from people such as Our Maddy of the Sorrows and (surprisingly) Julian Baggini who claim that atheists are becoming, well, too noisy.   … Continue reading

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Decision Making and the Brain

Nice video showing some of the work going on in neuroscience to research our decision-making processes.       Note for John: video opens with man taking a brain out of a bucket…

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