Category Archives: Science & Evolution

Review: The Voyage of Charles Darwin

When it comes to furthering our understanding of the world around us, the scientific revolution has given us a stellar list of heroes: Galileo, Newton, Einstein amongst many, many others. The subject of the BBC’s 1978 seven-part drama was another great … Continue reading

Posted in Science & Evolution | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Catholic Church’s Persecution of Galileo and the Modern Muslim Inquisition

One of my most treasured books is Jacob Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man – based on his magnificent and authoritative BBC series from 1973. The book is about the development of humankind and particularly our scientific culture. I do my best … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Islam, Science & Evolution | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Turkey Goes Backwards By Refusing To Teach Evolution To Schoolchildren

The news this week that the Islam-oriented Turkish government has decided to remove the teaching of evolution from the national curriculum is a sad reminder of the continuing poor state of the Muslim world and the multiple problems many Muslims are … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Science & Evolution | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Interview with David Deutsch

I have blogged previously about the Oxford physicist, David Deutsch, and his wonderful book The Beginning of Infinity. There is a recent 30 minute interview with David Deutsch now posted on YouTube which explores several of the ideas he discusses … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Science & Evolution | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Qur’an: Science vs Ancient Myths

This blog was created in large part to share my love of books and my wish to learn more about humanity, the universe around us and our place in it. Over the years I have built up a nice little … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Islam, Science & Evolution | Tagged , , | 60 Comments

Book Review: The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

Back in April 2015 I wrote a short blog listing my top ten favourite books of all time. The list included the Oxford physicist David Deutsch’s The Beginning of Infinity. I think I might have been on to something because in his list … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Science & Evolution | Tagged , | 22 Comments

Book Review: Brief Candle In The Dark by Richard Dawkins

Here’s a proud confession. I have all of Richard Dawkins’s 11 science books (or 10 if we are strict and discount the massive best seller The God Delusion) on my bookshelves and have read them all. He certainly arouses strong feelings … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Islam, Science & Evolution | Tagged , , | 4 Comments