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…

Deregulation of GMOs causes concern for Council of Churches
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Deregulation of GMOs causes concern for Council of Churches

For three months last year, Health Canada invited feedback on new rules for “Novel Food Regulations” with a specific focus on plant breeding. Since 2006, the insertion of foreign DNA has triggered a Health Canada safety assessment of genetically modified plants and foods. As new genetic engineering techniques like CRISPR have been developed, plant breeders…

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 doctor who invented hand-washing
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The doctor who invented hand-washing

Monday morning and there’s another sad story: a person who vocally opposed vaccinations for COVID-19 has died from the disease. Before dying, the patient tells loved ones, “Get vaccinated.” I doubt that these stories do much to change the minds of people who are firmly against COVID vaccinations. What does bother me, however, is the…

The Climate Puzzle
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The Climate Puzzle

In Juneau, Alaska, the rivers are changing. At first, “nobody knew whether the glaciers in the neighbouring mountains were contributing more water into the rivers due to warmer temperatures, or less water into the rivers due to the glaciers already having retreated substantially in the past several decades,” glaciologist Joanna Young says. Through her work…

Pandemic gifts
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Pandemic gifts

The gold standard of science information transfer is the peer-reviewed written word. But the slow pace of publication and the impersonal interactions involved have made other forms of scientific communication popular. With anywhere from 300 to 35,000 participants, scientific meetings are one way for scientists to comment on, criticize or improve each other’s findings quickly….