Big Science
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Big Science

Three massive science instruments are poised to reveal more about God’s creation. The James Webb Space Telescope, successfully deployed one and a half million kilometres from Earth, is delivering amazing pictures of the scope and beauty of the cosmos. Near Geneva, Switzerland, the upgraded Large Hadron Collider, operated by CERN (from the French for European…

The gifts of Cain
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The gifts of Cain

Genesis begins in wonder and mystery. We learn of God’s creation and provision for this world. We discover his care for the creatures he made, especially humans. And we hear how sin entered the Garden of Eden. These events frame our understanding of the rest of Scripture. But there are other stories we tend to…

The mysteries of Our Lord
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The mysteries of Our Lord

Science is constantly stretching the boundaries of what we know. In looking at God’s creation, we find numerous mysteries to explore and understand better. And yet, some mysteries will remain with us forever, beyond the ability of science to penetrate. shifting boundaries Scientists are well aware of the boundaries of our knowledge. Significant unresolved theoretical…

The care and ethics of brain surgery
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The care and ethics of brain surgery

In the late 1960’S, when I was an undergraduate studying psychology at McGill, one of the topics discussed was Dr. Penfield’s work at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Dr. Penfield had discovered that for some forms of epilepsy, small areas of the brain caused the seizures, and if he surgically removed these areas, the patient’s seizures…

The other pandemic
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The other pandemic

From January 2016 to March 2021, 22,828 people died in Canada’s “other” pandemic: drug overdose deaths. This total does not include the numbers since March, which are reportedly high but not yet available. By contrast, the COVID-19 pandemic, which has profoundly affected us all, has caused a similar number of Canadian deaths (27,500 through September)….