Tagged: creationism

Science – the greatest story ever told - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 16, 2012

Book Review: A Crisis of Faith – Atheism, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Humanity by Phil Torres Price: Kindle Edition$5.99 Paperback: $19.95 File Size: 498 KB Print Length: 174 pages Publisher: Dangerous Little Books (July 18, 2012) ASIN: B008N06VRK … Continue reading → … Read More

Cynical evangelisation of children - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 12, 2012

All parents are concerned when they send their children out into the world. We all hope that our schools, and other places our children go, are going to be safe. We are rightfully shocked when we find adults entrusted with … Continue reading → … Read More

Therapeutic ranting - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 09, 2012

Book review: The Atheist Camel Rants Again!: more arguments and observations from the atheist front by Bart Centre. Price: US$10.71; NZ$20.60 Paperback: 326 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (May 25, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1460933915 ISBN-13: 978-1460933916 Personal passion does wonders for … Continue reading → … Read More

What really happens in religious instruction classes? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 26, 2012

In the current public discussion of the religious instruction classes in New Zealand public schools I notice many Christians are also opposing the current system. I had thought “Good on them. They are seeing this the same way I am … Continue reading → … Read More

What Is Life? From Schrödinger to Watson to Venter - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 25, 2012

In February 1943 Erwin Schrödinger, delivered a seminal lecture, entitled ‘What is Life?’, under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in Trinity College, Dublin. This was published as a book – What is Life? Craig Venter revisited … Continue reading → … Read More

Their mission – values or advancement of religion? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 23, 2012

The organisations providing religious instruction in public schools have become quite defensive in their reaction the comments from concerned parents in the media. Simon Greening, current Churches Education Commission Chief Executive claims their purpose is not missionary. They don’t wish … Continue reading → … Read More

Ethical enquiry or moral instruction? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 19, 2012

There has been a raging debate locally about the religious instruction classes in New Zealand public schools. I commented before that the Churches Education Commission, who run this programme, are hiding behind the provision of values teaching in the school curriculum … Continue reading → … Read More