Truth cannot be calculated by the application of formulae. People’s accounts of events; the presentation of their truths, be that in books, the newspaper, or their spoken words, stake a claim on truth which cannot be factuality because it speaks to a distinct category of knowledge.
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has sent home information that has the space community here on terra firma all in a stir. Over the past few years observations of the star KIC-8462852 (1480 light years from Earth) have highlighted some “super weird” anomalies which have already been attributed to the work of an extra-terrestrial civilisation.
It was the eighties. We loved the place and we feared the time. At school we were fed a diet of free milk and warnings of when the Russians attacked. At nine years old I had already seen images of what their bombs would do to us.
Follow @UrFhasaidh Anyone who follows dear old @Pontifex on Twitter will be aware that the Holy Father has gone on social media hyper-drive over the past couple of days. Back in the day, before most of our days, we could expect Papal communication to move at the speed of a Mediaeval plague victim; Councils every … Continue reading Why Won’t the Church Leave the Science to the Scientists?