Science can’t explain the big bang – there is still scope for a creator

We should not dismiss the concept of intelligent-design lessons in school, says Thomas CrowleyThe Guardian, Tuesday 6 January 2009 You reported a recent poll which indicates about 25% of UK teachers support the teaching of creationism in secondary school science courses (Would you Adam and Eve it? Quarter of science teachers would teach creationism, 23 December). In a sidebar, Professor Richard Dawkins states that it would be a "national disgrace" if such a high percentage of…

Wisdom from Bill Gates

When questioned about his incredible success, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, offered these ten insights to anyone starting out. They are worth considering: Life isn't fair - get used to it The world doesn't care about your self-esteem; it expects you to accomplish something before feeling good about yourself You won't make $60K a year right out of school, or be a vice president with a cell phone. You have to earn it Do you…

Careers: General Sites

So, New Year is over, companies should speed up those job adverts (although of course all those people who've reassessed things over Christmas will be back on the hunt too)... so let's identify some of the good general job-hunting sites (most of these have been sending me job-search emails on a regular basis for the last couple of months, yielding some decent jobs):Guardian JobsTotaljobs.comWorkthing.comHobsons career Guidance Monster.co.uk Careerjet.co.uk Jobrapido.co.uk1job.co.ukWinchesterWhilst travelling, I was continually asked that…

The Challenge of Daily Bible Readings

Discipline?OK, it was a resolution I made last summer, challenged by Alastair McKenna to try and read the Bible more regularly. On my RTW travels, this didn't really happen, but I had lots of time out to think and check out God's creation. Once I hooked up with Oak Hall for this summer, again with Alastair on my first trip, I decided I'd go for the 'Bible in a Year' option. I tried using one…