Category: Science & technology

Gimme that old time religion

Blessed are the un-cool By Rachel Held Evans, Jun 15, 2011 … People sometimes assume that because I’m a progressive 30-year-old who enjoys Mumford and Sons and has no children, I must want a super-hip church—you know, the kind that’s called “Thrive” or “Be” and which boasts “an awesome worship experience,” a  fair-trade coffee bar, …

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Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley

Death of Topsy the Elephant (1903) Announced by Archdruid Eileen, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 … This morning we will be remembering the sad fate of Topsy the Elephant, who was put to death by electrocution for the murder of three. 1903 was a landmark year for the inventive folk of the USA. The Wright brothers …

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To think differently

Apple: time to make a conflict-free iPhone By Delly Mawazo Sesete, Friday 30 December 2011 15.38 EST … My name is Delly Mawazo Sesete. I am originally from the North Kivu povince in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a deadly conflict has been raging for over 15 years. While …

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The irony would not have been lost

The near-religious zeal that drives the godless By Howard Jacobson, Saturday 24 December 2011 … May I take this opportunity to wish readers a happy “moral and aesthetic nightmare”. That definition of Christmas belongs to the late Christopher Hitchens. Anybody can slag off Christmas, but it takes a smart way with words to make so …

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Sansour censored

Nation Estate (2012) Photo and video by Larissa Sansour … The Nation Estate project is a sci-fi photo series conceived in the wake of the Palestinian bid for nationhood at the UN. Three preliminary sketches have been developed especially for the Lacoste Elysée Prize 2011 – an award I was nominated for until Lacoste decided …

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Dwindling congregations

PROOFS OF GOD IN A PHOTON By Martin Redfern, Sunday 24 December 1995 … FOR THE first time in 400 years, sensible people are saying some very dangerous things. Theologians are discussing the origins of the physical universe, the beauty of the fundamental laws of physics and the wonder of the complexity of nature. Scientists, …

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Script and art and religion

Will computers make extinct the last of Islam’s proud and honourable calligraphers? By Robert Fisk, Saturday 12 November 2011 … Dr Jamal Naja meets me in a coffee shop just down the road from his home in Alamuddin Street, a quiet almost mischievous face, greying hair, and he lays – with great care – a …

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