How lucky we have been in having among our ANVIL Associates Greg Atkins, former professor of Virology at Trinity College Dublin, who offered, just before Covid-19 appeared at the end of 2019, to give us a talk on his specialism. He entitled his talk “The Danger Posed by Emerging Virus Infections.” This week, on the 10th of June 2020, backed up by his UTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RdLqBMoK4 Greg updated ANVIL and lead us in a discussion of his subject on ZOOM. Continue reading
Fascinating, troubling and illustrated with a Power Point that included some amazing diagrams, photographs and video clips, Dave’s talk took us to some stark, new places. Continue reading
This session consisted in Greg emphasising the need for a science based approach to deciding what is true and real and concluding that all forms of supernaturalism and belief in gods ,, one god, spirits and miracles are not based on evidence. Graham responded that as he saw it there is far more too life than what can be weighted and measured by science and that intuitively many believe as he does that behind all that is happening there is a compassionate God . Continue reading
Summary Notes on HOMO DEUS. A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari 2015 written by John Baxter March 2018. 5,814 words 9 pages so worth printing off.
These notes simply seek to summarise Homo Deus as an aid to understanding the book’s challenging ideas. It is not a review for I do not here judge what he says. It is an aid not a substitute for reading the book and his equally challenging SAPIENS. Continue reading
Is Wright Wrong?
This paper examines the work of Professor N.T. Wright and suggests a different way of interpreting the resurrection of Jesus. A long paper, read the first 12 theses and if they interest you print off the other 15 pages. Continue reading
Schools and Education. Have We Got the Basics Right? Brian Garton. Wednesday, 07 February 2018. To see the paper it is here. Continue reading
ANVIL the structured discussion group. Programme for 2018 Continue reading
Yes, as some of you know for the last two years I have been working on researching and then writing up, the life story of the amazing but almost unknown soldier of Napoleon and Clockmaker of Wincanton, Alberto Bioletti. I have done this in the form of an historical novel told as if by him in the first person. My 350p work is now self-published and on Amazon. For more details see the page above on Bioletti
The Buddha and the Christ, Gautama and Yeshua Revised after comments from Ajahn Amaro Bhikkhu, abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. I have yet to receive comments from Christian friends. All errors however remain mine. 8-9-2017 Continue reading