Archive for the tag "Newton"
About 300 years ago, like a smouldering kapok pillow, a massive revolution began its slow burn. A scientific revolution. A social political revolution led by great minds. Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, d’Alembert, Montesquieu. Hume. Robert Burns. Thomas Payne. The Age of Enlightenment surged on and rational, egalitarian thought swept everything from its path. Except religion, of course. You’ve got to give […]
Posted: 27 August, 2013 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values.
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Stephen Hawking’s new book says “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.” This has enraged vested interests.
Posted: 4 September, 2010 in History, Maths, Religion, Science.
Tags: big bang, Brief History of Time, creation, genesis, gravity, Hawking, Higgs Boson, journalism, Lord Sacks, Lucasian, M-theory, mathematics, Mlodinow, multiple universes, Newton, origin, Religion, religious values, Science, The Grand Design, universe
Stark as it may seem, we fear that the nadir Western Civilisation may reach the northern hemisphere well before it comes down under. You think that’s a nadir? Now that’s a nadir! We have so much lower in Australia that we can go.
Posted: 28 September, 2009 in Art, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, environment, History, Life, Literature, Media, politics and government, Racism, Science, US Politics.
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