Stephen Hawking – a famous and very clever expert
Stephen Hawking and myself have predicted that the Higgs boson particle, the so-called god particle, will never be found. Following announcements that the CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) Large Hadron Collider experiments have found evidence of the Higgs boson, the international media has declared that Stephen Hawking has lost a $100 bet that it would never be found and must now pay up. I hope that Stephen has more scientific integrity than what the media expect of him and refuses to pay the $100 to whoever he made the bet with.
CERN have discovered something but they don’t know what it is. If they had found nothing then the Higgs boson would be disproved but the discovery of something leaves the possibility open that the Higgs boson might exist – that is all. There is nothing in the minimal information released by CERN so far to suggest that the something they have found performs any of the magical functions that the Higgs boson is prophesied to perform. Continue reading
A post-match analysis from the U.T.P. sports desk.
I would like to join the commentary about the battle between George Pell and Richard Dawkins on the ABC’s Q&A program on 9/5/12. A copy of the show is – here
While I have never had any previous reason to critique Richard Dawkins’ opinions and I have had many reason’s to critique George Pell’s theology and church administration, I found myself being much more attracted to Pell’s position than Dawkins. Continue reading
“They tell you we are dreamers. The true dreamers are those who think things can go on indefinitely the way they are”
Dr. Cornell West
“I’ve been spiritually breakdancing on the way here”
The time of the stories of the new testament lies between two major events in the Middle East, the Maccabees revolt of the second century BC and the Roman-Jewish wars of the first and second centuries AD. Continue reading
An open letter to the Australian Christian non-violence movement.
Once a Jolly protester
camped by a helicopter
under the shade of total surveillance
And he spruiked and rode
and smashed his mattock on the Helicopter
Who’l come a tricycling Matilda with me
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