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Thursday 5 July 2018
by Wulf
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Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour by Philip Ball

Philip Ball’s Bright Earth is a confluence of science, history and art. It explores what colours have been available to artists at different points in history and how their choices have been influenced by availability but also culture mores. The … Continue reading

Thursday 1 June 2017
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Our Father…

In the discussion group I was at this evening, a question was raised about where the last section of “The Lord’s Prayer” comes from: “For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever”? I thought the answer … Continue reading

Sunday 31 July 2016
by Wulf
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Loony Ideas?

I recently read an intriguing book called God’s Blueprint by Christopher Knight. Although explicitly not a Christian book it’s premise is that there are too many coincidences in how the world fits together. The key examples are the relationship of … Continue reading

Thursday 16 June 2016
by Wulf
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Energetic Mongrels

Quote of the day with some bearing on the looming EU referendum, from Herbert Fisher’s A History of Europe (1934): “Purity of race does not exist. Europe is a continent of energetic mongrels.” I heard that quoted by Jack Dee … Continue reading