Category: Search For Meaning

In recent years Great Britain’s chief export to the U.S. has been a stack of books by atheist authors such as evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and literary critic Christopher Hitchens, both of whom claim that faith is irrational in the face of modern science. This is interesting, given that other prominent British atheists seem to be having second thoughts.   One of these is the philosopher, Antony Flew.   His research led him to conclude that evolutionary theory was not enough to…

Have you heard the story of how a leech solved an eight-year old criminal case of aggravated robbery in northern Tasmania?   Evidently, that guy got caught because a leech found at the scene of the crime contained his blood. DNA taken from blood in a leech identified a man who then pleaded guilty to robbing a 71-year-old woman eight years earlier.   The man, Peter Alec Cannon, from Lilydale, stabbed the woman with a stick and robbed her of $550. This…

Ever lost something important? NASA has.   It’s lost its little, yellow, plastic ducks. If you’ve found them, do please return them. In September 2008, some 90 yellow, plastic ducks were thrown into a hole in the ice in Greenland.   Why did they do this, you might reasonably ask?   They did so in order to study the movement of water under the ice’s surface which was lubricating the base of the Greenland ice cap, causing the ice to slide faster toward…