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Making life from the primordial soup

This looks like a great lecture coming up next week. At least for residents of Rotorua, Palmerston North and Christchurch. It’s the 2011 Rutherford Lecture: How to Make Life from the Primordial Soup. Why RNA is the key ingredient to … Continue reading

What is Life? Another Great Debate

The Arizona State University Origins Project in partnership with the Science Network, J. Epstein Foundation and the NASA Astrobiology Institute has sponsored another interesting debate – The Great Debate – What is Life? This follows on from their recent debate … Continue reading

Celebrating Alan Turing’s life and achievements

This is something to look forward to –  THE ALAN TURING YEAR. June 23, 2012, is the Centenary of Alan Turing’s birth in London. During his relatively brief life, Turing made a unique impact on the history of computing, computer … Continue reading

Attitudes will change. Life will get better

This video needs to be seen by everyone. It’s important Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4&feat…, posted with vodpod Thanks to PZ Myers: You can’t … Continue reading

Life on the building site

I am in a bit of a holding pattern at the moment. However, came across this recently so thought I would share it. If only! (Thanks to DrPetra)

Religion in public life – two approaches

Two different approaches to the problem of religion in public life were in the news recently. I think they are worth contrasting. 1. Copenhagen Declaration This was a document accepted World Atheist Conference: “Gods and Politics”, held in Copenhagen from … Continue reading

The Unconsidered Life

A short and to-the-point video. Here the philosopher and author AC Grayling comments thinking critically and being a well-informed citizen of the world. Something to think about at this time for considering New Year’s resolutions. YouTube – RDF TV – … Continue reading

What is your purpose in life?

I’m currently reading Steven Pinker’s How the Mind Works. Very interesting book. I thought this section quoted below on the gene-centred theory of evolution is enlightening. Many people interpret this idea wrongly. I know I did for 30 years – … Continue reading

Life: a gene-centric view

It’s hard to imagine two scientists more qualified to discuss this topic than Richard Dawkins and Craig Venter. Richard Dawkins FRS is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. He has written … Continue reading

August ’21 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Sadly, this will be my last post of NZ blog rankings. I have been doing this for quite a while and it will be sad to let it go. Many might say that blogs are no longer as important as … Continue reading