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May 2011
2

Osama bin Laden is Dead

I woke up this morning to the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed and buried at sea by American forces.  He was found in Pakistan, which is not a surprise, but near Islamabad rather tha..

Apr 2011
29

Online Security

With the recent nightmare scenario surrounding Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN), a lot of people are concerned about online security.  Sony have admitted that personal information, including dates of birth, mother’s maiden names, addresses and credit card numbers are included in the data stolen by hackers. 

Oct 2010
11

NHS Statistics

I was extremely annoyed this evening to see a Newsnight report in which one lady announced that there are two managers to every nurse in the NHS and how can it possibly take 100 people to run a hospital.  From her non-existent experience of working in a hospital, she told the world that you can run a hospital on far fewer people if they are the right staff.

Oct 2010
6

Grace and Mercy

I was just chatting with a good friend, with whom I have had many theological discussions.  But it all boils down to the advice he gave me (I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me sharing his wo..

Oct 2010
4

Christian Economics

I watched this video with interest, especially given the work I did at Oxford three and a half years ago, entitled ‘The idols of death and the God of life’ . ¬†Perhaps I should have emailed it to ..

Jul 2010
16

Absurdity

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likel..

May 2010
18

Natural Disasters?

I am currently watching an excellent series on the BBC called The Story of Science . ¬†The third episode, which I have just watched, is called ‘How we got here’. It of course raises all the red her..

Apr 2010
10

Does God need chance?

I have long disliked the central place that ‘chance’ has in modern scientific theories, particularly the ‘random’ mutations that drive evolution forward. As a Christian I don’t..

Apr 2010
6

Seriously, journalists?

After my recent post about journalism, I was surprised to read this . It was made worse by the Daily Mail (of course). The Mail’s article says: But now, to the horror of the purists, the gam..

Apr 2010
4

Service for Burglars?!

Compare these two press reports very carefully.  The first report is the original, from the Telegraph, the second was reported subsequently by V3. The company interviewed 1,317..