Category Archives: Science & Technology

Transhuman Films

The blog’s been pretty quiet while I’ve been concentrating on other things. One of those other things is a research project looking at post- and transhumanism in popular culture, and particularly in film. One of those projects has been the … Continue reading

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Symposium on Theology, Spirituality and Cancer – Update

Laidlaw College and Theology at the University of Auckland will be sponsoring a two-day symposium and public lecture on Theology, Spirituality & Cancer on 20-21 February 2014 and you are warmly invited to attend. The Theology, Spirituality and Cancer symposium … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins lecture: The greatest show on earth live

Back in March I went to this lecture by Richard Dawkins hosted at the University of Auckland. I was intrigued by his comments about ‘thankfulness’ in it – interesting that people can start from the same place and come to … Continue reading

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Trailblazing – Royal Society

This looks like a really interesting interactive site looking at the history of the Royal Society. See Trailblazing – Royal Society.

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The Geek Atlas

Seen on Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools blog – Cool Tools: The Geek Atlas – a book about a large number of different places to visit that have special geeky significance. I wonder if it’s on sale here?

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Secret Life of Scientists

The Secret Life of Scientists is a PBS web series with videos about different scientists and what they do out of the lab. Maybe a ‘Secret Life of Theologians’ at some point?

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Ok, now that’s cold

Possibly the coldest object in space they reckon. See BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Planck achieves ultra-cold state. (Of course, scientific measurements fail to accurately measure the temperature of sideline spectators watching their children play sport in the … Continue reading

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Technophilia

Attitudes towards technology include techno-optimism (the good features outweigh the bad), techno-pessimism (the bad features always outweigh the good), and instrumentalism (where technology might be value-neutral). Here’s an interesting mini-essay that picks up on the first of these attitudes – … Continue reading

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How Comics Can Save Us From Scientific Ignorance

Excellent. I’m all for different ways of getting people to think about things and this looks interesting: How Comics Can Save Us From Scientific Ignorance Related links: Greenflame ยท Action Philosophers!

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‘Reborn babies’

Article this week on ‘reborn babies’ – very lifelike dolls – sold to people primarily for collecting but also purchased by people like grieving parents. See ‘Reborn babies’ niche for collectors, grieving parents – Stuff.co.nz. I’m wondering if the revulsion … Continue reading

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