It has been an enormous privilege to have the chance as a scientist to see God’s hand at work in the things we’re discovering. And one of the things that I’ve found most gratifying, especially since the publication of my book, has been the chance to talk to others who are struggling with how to… Read More The Legacy of a Christian Scientist
In a way familiar to philosophers and mathematicians, the suspicion is that the world is considerably more interesting and complex than meets the mundane eye. i find it decidedly odd that many scientists declare that the only route to understanding anything is via their method alone. How on earth can they be so sure? ~… Read More The Task of a Christian Scientist
I’ve been wondering why no one bothered making a video demonstrating the science drivers for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – and it’s about time someone did one. And someone has! Thanks to the people at the Swinburne Astrophysics and Supercomputing group, we now have a complementary science video to accompany the awe-inspiring SKA video.… Read More It’s About Time…
Climate change seems to be the buzz word these days. Everything under the sun is being linked to climate change – either to make news headlines, apply for research funding or simply as a fad. But is climate change the real problem that we’re facing? Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate Change at the University of… Read More Climate Change: What’s the Real Issue?
All children are born scientists. Any parent knows the perpetual refrain of ‘Why does this happen, why that, why the other; why, why, why?’ Though many distractions, and what is laughingly called ‘growing up’, tend to submerge those childish enquiries, some of us are fortunate enough to have spent our lives indulging our natural curiosity… Read More The Challenge of a Christian Scientist
Good to see some progress going on up North. Apparently all 6 antennas are up. 5 more have been added since the first dish was installed on site last summer. It will definitely look awesome when all 36 dishes are installed by 2013 (if all goes well). Can’t wait for the phased array feeds (PAFs) to be… Read More ASKAP Beta Construction Underway!
I recently wrote about creation being a sacrament, as part of my reading of Arthur Peacocke’s book. It is not just God’s handiwork, but that of human beings as well, that can be sacred. We are co-creators with God. Bread and wine, both the product of human hands, can be imbued with spiritual meaning and… Read More Benedictus
My surest prediction of your future, I tell students, is that your story will be like mine: it will not be what you are now expecting. And that is why the best preparation for the unpredictable future is one that develops your basic knowledge of the world, your skills of critical thinking and effective communication,… Read More The Life of a Christian Scientist