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Pursuing the Mystery of Science and Faith – a sermon

Religion / Science / Sermons and audio / SOSc

I preached this sermon last week at the 2014 Ecumenical Round Table meeting on Science, Technology and the Church meeting in Salt Lake City last week. A rabbi once told me, in a conversation about faith and science, that God hides the truth from us, and expects us to work, using all of our faculties to find it. That’s a counter to the common understanding of how Science or Theology work, but for those of […]

Why study Physics.

Film / Science / SOSc

A truly lovely short film by a Rhode Islander – who studied physics at Brown and design and animation at RISD – both a few blocks from where I sit as I write this sentence. Why Do I Study Physics? (2013) from Xiangjun Shi on Vimeo. Take a few minutes to watch it and then look at the world around you with your new rational and irrational eyes…

Ansible Today: Entanglement action measured at 10,000x light speed

Science

Chinese Physicists Measure Speed of “Spooky Action At a Distance” The group claims that they have measured that entangled photons interact with each other at speed that is at least ten thousand times the speed of light. This modifies a similar experiment done recently but which was criticized because the measurement couldn’t be guaranteed to depend solely on entanglement. Can the ansible be far behind?

Become an amateur quantum mechanic

Science

Imagine my delight this morning when I came across a blog on Scientific American talking about a new book hand's on quantum physics experiments that could done at home. The title is "<em>Exploring Quantum Physics Through Hands-On Projects"</em> and it's written by David Prutchi and his daughter Shanni Prutchi.