| Jun 13, 2010

Synthetic life zaps 'the soul'


I remember a couple of years ago the Vatican made a curious announcement about the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Clearly,the Roman Catholic Church was getting worried that any discovery of evidence of life on other planets would undermine its authority on Earth. It wanted ...

| Dec 13, 2009

How to survive a 'fearful age'?


The other day I attended a preview screening of “The Road,” the new film of Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic 2006 novel of the same name. It made for harrowing viewing, imagining a wasteland Earth from which, following an unspecified cataclysm, almost all life had disappeared. ...