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Category Archives: Science & Technology
An excellent op-ed piece on the way reporting of biotechnology is often reduced, unhelpfully and dangerously, to a “promise” vs. “peril” dichotomy. To do so ignores the many different positions that arise from competing (and misunderstood) values in the interactions … Continue reading
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
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
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
This looks like a really interesting interactive site looking at the history of the Royal Society. See Trailblazing – Royal Society.
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?
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?
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
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
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 · Action Philosophers!