Monthly Archives: August 2007

Science and original sin

One of the reasons I am not a Christian is that I speak theology quite well. I am naturally gifted in seeing the world that way, so much so that I can never be certain whether I mean or believe … Continue reading Continue reading

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Race and sex in the USA

I have “a piece at CiF”:http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/andrew_brown/2007/08/a_blow_for_posterity.html poking fun at [“Bob Allen,”:http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=3966415&version=4&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1] a Republican politician in Florida, keen on family values and locking up perverts who was — but you guessed — busted cottaging in a park in the fine city … Continue reading Continue reading

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OK — back again, still silly

From another week as a Templeton Fellow — really interesting, and I have made, I hope, some friends for the rest of my life. Anyway, this morning, I was flicking idly through the _Telegraph_ blogs, and came across a wonderful … Continue reading Continue reading

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Beauty tames the beast

I was talking to a very pretty woman: she sat with her hair the colour of slightly burnt cream against the light; behind her shoulder was the back of a couch striped in black and pale orange. What she had … Continue reading Continue reading

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