Author: Amanda Rees

SCIENCE AND RELIGION Relating to AI – keeping it in the family?

In 1909, the author E M Forster published a story called ‘The Machine Stops’ in the Oxford and Cambridge Review. In it, he describes a world in which humans live isolated lives, their every physical...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Nativity Narratives

Even in a normal December, it’s hard to get through the month without encountering a Nativity play crisis. In 2021, it’s Covid that’s leading to cancellations; in earlier years, columnists habitually cited multiculturalism as the...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Superman’s Methodist Roots: What superheroes can tell us about the...

This article was originally published in the April 16th edition of the Methodist Recorder. Everyone knows that the Man of Steel arrived on Earth as a refugee from the doomed planet Krypton. Fewer people are...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Scientific Truth, Cultural Conflict — and the Galileo Narrative

Arguably, as Pope Benedict XVI suggested, in their dealings with Galileo, Church authorities were showing a very modern sensitivity to the relationships between science and society.

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