"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Scientists baffled at Cern

Speed-of-light experiments are baffling scientists at Cern, the headlines say. It seems Einstein may have been wrong? The scientists are appealing to other scientists to scrutinise their work and a conference is being held today especially for this purpose. 

Also today a flyer has arrived in the post inviting me to a debate on "Does God Exist", between William Lane Craig, Christian Philosopher from America, and Stephen Law atheist.

Interestingly, I understand that Richard Dawkins has declined the invitation to debate with William Craig, and Polly Toynbee, Guardian columnist and President of the British Humanist Association has withdrawn, saying that she "had not realised the debating style of Mr Craig." Which means....?

The truth is that we simply do not know what we do not know and the Cern scientists are perhaps experiencing this right now. If we are to build bridges between science and religion we need humility on both sides. Can Dawkins and Toynbee not rise to that challenge?

No comments:

It's Time you knew - by Transition Rachel at YouTube

Many reasons to love La Gomera



with vapor trails


Total Pageviews