Category Archive: Science

Jun 08

The First Selfie

Whole generations have grown up knowing little of the Shroud of Turin and its remarkable image. I hope this film can go some way to put right the manifest injustice that cast it into obscurity and others may now have chance to contemplate the genuine mystery it represents and the questions it asks. If this …

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May 23

Mystery of 200-year-old British soldier found in the dunes of Holland

The 200-year-old body of a British Coldstream Guards soldier was found in sand dunes in the Netherlands. Who was he? For more than two centuries, the remains of a soldier lay undisturbed on a windy beach in the northern Netherlands. But in March 2011, birdwatchers discovered bones and metal artefacts among sand-dunes that had once …

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Aug 09

A Scientific Honouring of Death

  Prompted by the passing away of DR. Johan Swartz, and searching for a deeper insight into the biggest question that life confronts us with I fortuitously came across this inspiring essay by the Rev Michael Dowd.

Aug 06

The Anthropocene and the Noosphere – “Big History”

In 2008, a group of 21 scientists at the Geological Society of London concluded that the planet was no longer in the Holocene epoch. The 12,000-year inter-glacial period in which humans have flourished is over. We are now living in a new epoch—they called it the Anthropocene—a period characterized by a human-dominated environment. The term has caught …

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