Category Archives: Science & Evolution

TV Review: Light and Dark

Professor Jim al-Khalili’s new two-part science series Light and Dark began to be broadcast on Monday on BBC4 – you can still catch it for another two weeks on BBC’s I-Player here. Khalili began by taking us back to the … Continue reading

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An Evening At Science Uncovered

Last Friday evening, the Natural History Museum in London hosted their annual Science Uncovered night. From 18:00 till midnight, the scientists at the NHM came out of their labs and talked to the public about their research and current controversies … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins and the Poor State of Muslim Civilisation

The scientist, best selling author and prominent atheist, Richard Dawkins, has courted controversy over a tweet he posted a few days ago saying: All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Visions of the Universe

Yesterday afternoon, after work, I took a trip to visit the new Visions of the Universe exhibition being hosted at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The exhibition covers four centuries of human observation of the skies from the invention of … Continue reading

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Why Is The Muslim World Stuck In Its Own Dark Age (Part 1)?

When I was younger I used to read a lot about the past glories of Islamic civilisation. It was thrilling to know that Muslims once led the world in learning, that Muslims were once engaged in a systematic endeavour to … Continue reading

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Why Anti-Evolution Religionists Will Lose Against Science

A number of you got in touch with me following my recent series of posts about evolution and asked for a good book recommendation on the topic. I picked out Prof. Kenneth R. Miller’s Finding Darwin’s God because when I … Continue reading

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Wonders of Life: Professor Brian Cox on Evolution Denial

All good things have to come to an end. And so it is with Wonders of Life. This evening will see the broadcast of the fifth and final episode of the series. It has been hugely enjoyable and uplifting watching … Continue reading

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Wonders of Life: Evolution II

Last week, I posted a blog about Episode 2 of Brian Cox’s superb new series Wonders of Life. Well, I have been catching up on Episode 3 via the i-Player and it is every bit as good! There is a … Continue reading

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Wonders of Life: Evolution

I have just finished watching last Sunday’s episode of Wonders of Life, the new series from Professor Brian Cox – courtesy of the i-Player. It is somewhat misleadingly titled ‘Expanding Universe’ because although it does touch on Hubble’s astonishing discovery … Continue reading

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Human Evolution: A Response to Yasir Qadhi

I have just finally got round to watching Yasir Qadhi’s views on human evolution as espoused at the Deen Institute’s conference a couple of weeks ago. I have been sent a number of emails over the past week linking to … Continue reading

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