Five days from today, a letter will go under an auctioneer’s hammer. No big deal about this except that this letter was written by one of the world’s most influential scientists to one of the world’s well-known philosophers. The content: views on god. The opening bid: $3 million, though it could fetch many times that amount. Read more
My gratitude to the One
Singular and inclusive
Secular and expansive
Limitless and unfathomable
For delivering Islam Read more
They were never enemies. But the followers of the two mega-trends that have brought our planet to where it stands today — organised religion and its more evolved, more individual form spirituality, and science — and have created artificial walls that seem rigid, impenetrable, permanent seem to think so. Read more
It’s probably a comment on the need of men to create an abstraction, heap huge power on it and then worship it, term it God, make it a religion. It’s equally a rather harsh but true indictment of the Chinese suppression of this expression. Read more
Is the universe conscious?
Is everything happening in the mind of God?
Does the mind exist outside the brain? Read more
In two weeks, we are going to see the religious and political leaders of the world come together to try and sort out — or better still, accept — differences in faiths and still live together without discord. Read more
It is difficult to negotiate physics and astronomy — particularly the origin of creation — without intersecting with God and religion. Read more
It is getting increasingly clear that God has nothing to do with religion. And that the perpetuation of a particular kind of exclusive belief — this is god and none else — through evangelising and setting up and managing schools and hospitals is a sort of imperialist quest for more minds to sacrifice at the alter of influence, power and money. Read more
If god is truly how religions define him, I believe he can neither be insulted nor appeased. He is simultaneously the beginning and the end. He is the past, the present and the future. He is the small part of everything we see, and the vast beyond we don’t.
It takes no less than a potential economist to find out what the chances of finding a girlfriend on any night out. According to Why I don’t have a girlfriend: an application of the Drake Equation to love in the UK, a paper by Peter Backus, a PhD student of economics at the University of Warwick, it’s one in 285,000 in the city of London. Read more