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A Christian Perspective on the World Today

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Moral machines?

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. But the thorny problem of ethics remains: if humans can’t even get it right, how are we expected to teach a computer the difference between right and wrong?
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Remembering the Earth landing

Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Bruce Manners observes that in the big picture—of the universe—Earth is insignificant. But not to God.
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How old is life? The biological evidence

Mainstream science is clear: the miracle of life took billions of years to evolve. But what if the data suggest something else altogether?
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Hypersonic travel and the end times

Where are technological advancements leading humanity in the future?
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Beautiful maths

The greatest mind of the 20th century said he found God in music. Ty Gibson explains.
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Killing Time

In our increasingly safe and sanitised Western culture, we turn to gaming and movies to satisfy our thirst for blood. But, asks Mark Hadley, how is violent entertainment affecting us?
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Devices may be making us smarter, but is there a catch?

Like many parents, Suvi Mahonen is worried about the hours kids are spending staring at screens.
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Cages

Linden Chuang on the demise of SeaWorld and the significance of freedom for orcas . . . and humans.
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The signature

If there really is a God, should we expect to find Him within the known universe? Ty Gibson peeks through the space-time continuum.
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The cost of a carnivore

Ross Chadwick says motor vehicles aren’t the world's worst polluters. So what is?
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Connected but lonely?

The busy activity on your Facebook newsfeed may belie a more sobering reality.
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To raise an Amish child

How can we ensure our children aren’t addicted to technology when we ourselves can’t seem to tear ourselves away from our mobile phones?