Category - science

  • December 10, 2010

    Since it was established in 1970 the Church of Scotland’s Society, Religion and Technology (SRT) Project has made a significant contribution not just to the life of one particular church and its capacity to comment on demanding issues in society, but also to public debates about science, technology and ethics generally, says Mary Anson.

  • December 6, 2010

    A leading US proponent of 'Inteligent Design' has been touring the UK to drum up support for his cause, says Bob Carling. But there are good reasons why he is unlikely to convince theologians or scientists with a 'god of the gaps' argument.

  • September 30, 2010

    As with many other areas of public finance, funding for science is under major threat – maybe facing up to 25 per cent reductions, says Bob Carling. Many senior figures feel that proposed cuts will destroy the international excellence of science in the UK.

  • August 17, 2010

    Last week I heard in the news that breast cancer death rates are down nearly 30 per cent since 1980, and although I of course think good thoughts about figures like these and the new wonder drugs and breaks-through we have from time to time, my happiness is tinged with very personal sadness.

  • June 19, 2010
  • June 18, 2010

    Twenty-six of the UK’s top scientists and science educators including three Nobel laureates, have called on the Government to protect and promote science in schools.

  • May 21, 2010

    With scientists making headlines about recent advances in synthetic biology, the Church of Scotland became the first major Christian body to make considered comment on the research.

  • April 7, 2010

    If you’re a hard-pressed parent or guardian trying to encourage your child to eat a bit more healthily with their ‘five-a-day’ portions of fruit and veg, your job has just been made unnecessarily harder by the BBC and other media outlets.

  • February 22, 2010

    Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is a "cold bath" for theology, but also a stimulus to Christian theologians to think bold and enlivening new thoughts about God, says a Georgetown University professor.

  • November 30, 2009

    “We believe the United Nations Climate Change Conference is a place where faith and science must intersect” says an open letter posted on The United Church of Canada’s website ahead of the vital Copenhagen meeting.