THE PHILOSOPHER’S BOAT

An ancient battle ship, sailed by the great hero Theseus, resides proudly in a prestigious museum, as an enduring testament of his historic victories. Crowds flock in everyday to marvel at the grand behemoth of a boat, until one day, a piece of wood begins to rot within the boat. The piece is deep inside the hull of the ship, and so knowing that it … Continue reading THE PHILOSOPHER’S BOAT

RECKLESS LOVE AND GENOCIDE

A Constant God For many, the God presented in the Old Testament is irreconcilable to that seen in the New Testament. The image of a loving, healing God as represented through Jesus in the New Testament is, for some, in-congruent with the idea of a God who led his chosen people on conquests and would command the death of people for not following a seemingly … Continue reading RECKLESS LOVE AND GENOCIDE

SCIENCE, FICTION AND FANTASY

BACK TO THE FUTURE Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” -Arthur C Clarke, “Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination” Imagine if you were to travel back through time, and bring someone from 2000 years in the past, back to the future. Imagine trying to explain to them an iPad. Would you start with the touch screen? Or explain the concept of the … Continue reading SCIENCE, FICTION AND FANTASY