Monthly Archives: September 2011

Our great great great… grandparents?

I found the discovery of the fossils of Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba) fascinating. On I have noted some links for those who want to study these South African finds more closely. Here, I will confine myself to major points … Continue reading

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Slopes to slip down

We are all living on a slippery slope. I read that assisted suicide, while still illegal, is gradually becoming acceptable. It will soon be so customary that legislation in its favour will pass through on the nod. The champions of … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-ethics, Catholic Herald columns, Church and Society, Moral judgment | 54 Comments

You can bet your eternal life on it

I remember from several years ago my wife and I discussing our doubts about religion, and even the possibility that God did not exist. But we discovered at least one belief which we shared, and that turned out to be … Continue reading

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The Devil Rides Out

While the recent riots slip into the memory, discussion of how to deal with the offenders continues. Indeed only this week the question was raised on Radio 4’s Moral Maze. A prominent argument is that, crime for crime, we are … Continue reading

Posted in Moral judgment | 86 Comments

Unnatural thoughts

When our latest baby began to lose plumpness and to develop the scrawny neck of childhood, even I felt broody. And I suspect that, if health questions had not intervened, our five children would rapidly have turned into 10. This … Continue reading

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