Tagged: diversity

Liability of scientific denialism to political conservativism - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 22, 2010

I have often thought that political conservatives who promote climate change denial are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Sure, I can understand why conservatives may be opposed to collective action required to deal with the problem of global warming. Or at least some of the political and economic measures that have been [...] … Read More

Support John Abraham against Monckton’s bullying - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 15, 2010

Six weeks ago I posted a slideshow of a talk by John Abrahm’s (see Don’t trust Monckton!). It was a calm and objective investigation into the claims made by Christopher Monckton in one of his lectures. If you didn’t watch it I highly recommend you do so. Trouble is, Monckton is not used to such [...] … Read More

Journalists create world’s first artificial news story! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 01, 2010

Image via Wikipedia I guess this little joke had to come. After the one about Venter’s new synthetic life form disapproving of God playing scientist (see God, stop ‘playing science’ ) we now have from the same source (NewsBisciut) breaking news of the world’s first synthetic news story about DNA (Journalists create world’s first artificial news [...] … Read More

Why Don’t We Go To Church? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 26, 2010

Saw this recently and it immediately thought this would be a great book for my youngest granddaughter. She told me recently that she had been picked on by some of here school friends because she said she believed in evolution. This discussion quickly turned to belief in a god. It ended up with her having [...] … Read More

Superstition — inevitable? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 19, 2010

There are some great photographs at The Big Picture (Boston.com) of launches to, and activities on, the International Space Station (ISS). Have a look at Journeys to the International Space Station. I quite like this one because of the strange contrast between a religious blessing and the technical manifestation in the Soyuz rocket.  This is [...] … Read More

Are science and religion compatible? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 17, 2010

“Science and Religion” seems to be a popular topic for debate on the internet these days. Even in New Zealand Richard Dawkins‘ recent visit encouraged 14 religious scientists, historians and theologians to produce their own statement on the subject (see ‘Public Statement Concerning Science and Christian Faith’ by New Zealand Religious Scientists). That particular statement seems [...] … Read More