Awe, Wonder, and Science

Awe, Wonder, and Science

These are difficult times. This has been a difficult week. 

For those of us keeping a wary eye on what is happening in the world’s most powerful nation, there has been more horror and a sense of constant anxiety. A resurgence of far right-wing movements, of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, fascists, and the KKK exploded into violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The violence of the so-called alt-right was disgusting. Along with clubs and pepper spray and fists, again, a vehicle was used as a lethal weapon and a young woman died on the scene. Many other lives were severely impacted.

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Your Elephant and You

Your Elephant and You

On Tuesday the 10th of March, Shaun Nichols delivered the 2015 Wellcome & Loebel Lecture in Neuroethics. Nichols presented a range of intriguing empirical data on how our view of the self affects our attitudes. The common view about the self is that it is something that persists through our lives. The self is an essential part of us that remains the same from childhood to adulthood. However some views in philosophy and religion see the self as something much less permanent.

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How does your garden grow: Unsung female heroes of science

How does your garden grow: Unsung female heroes of science

This message is about the women who made a difference in our world and how much we have to thank them for what they’ve done. A special focus will be on botany and the plant world and how amazing plant life is and what plants can tell you. Led by guest speaker Grace Graham. In the chapel at Newington Green, 39A Newington Green. 

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