Category Archives: Biology & theology

Invertebrates rule OK

This is not a swipe at spineless Church of England bishops, though God knows there are plenty of reasons why they deserve to be swiped. It’s about octopuses. A recent article announced that scientists said that because of their DNA, … Continue reading

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Losing it and letting go

“Where did I put my keys?” Why do I go out, lock the door, then have to unlock it to get something I’d forgotten? Not once, not twice, but three times. “Yes, I rang you, but I’ve forgotten what about—oh, wait … Continue reading

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Blood, flesh and bread

People of the Book are much more at home with parts of the body and bodily functions than we are. They think nothing of talking at length about blood, guts, wombs, circumcision, hearts, body, eyes, ears. They are much less … Continue reading

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You scratch my back

A court in Argentina has ruled that an orangutan has rights. Commentators say that this is the first time an ape has been so blessed. Utter nonsense. They just don’t get it, do they? It’s not the first time at all. … Continue reading

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On this rock …

Peter, the denier, the dissembler, the man who means well, the man who cocks up time after time. The man who sometimes gets a bit above himself and has to be given a slap. Homer Simpson in fact. You. Me. … Continue reading

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Lighten our darkness

I’m a sucker for candles—it must be my inner child. As many as possible all the time. Candles on the Altar, candles on the credence table, candles in the hand. Advent Sunday, Christingle, Christmas, Candlemas, Tenebrae, Easter … whenever. At … Continue reading

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Anger and apathy

Corrupt police, whistleblowers persecuted, financial crime unpunished, cronyism, laws that are obligatory for us but merely aspirational for the rich and famous. Maybe all this doesn’t affect you personally. Dealing with jobsworths in utility companies, banks, and councils. Wondering why … Continue reading

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