Balancing Science and Faith:

Ron Hughes:  There seems to be some confusion about how faith is expressed in our day-to-day lives.  Some seem to keep it locked up in the realm of ideas.  But, David, there’s a real experiential aspect to faith in the Lord Jesus. Dr. Humphreys:  Oh, absolutely.  I mean, I am a Christian because of some…

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Automobile Air Bags

Air bags are now widely used in automobiles in North America to protect the occupants in the event of a collision.  It is essential that the bag inflate very quickly: that is, within a few one-hundredths of a second.  Thus, the gas used must be produced by some very rapid reaction.  Moreover, that gas should…

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Lap-Chee Tsui

Lap-Chee Tsui is a Chinese Canadian molecular geneticist. His research team is responsible for finding the gene for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Born in China and educated in Hong Kong, Dr. Tsui undertook his doctoral studies in biological sciences in the United States. After receiving his PhD, he became interested in genetics. He immigrated to Canada,…

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Discovery of Phosphorus

German alchemist Hennig Brand discovered phosphorous in 1669 when he strongly heated the residue left by the evaporation of urine. He observed the striking blue-green light that is emitted by phosphorus vapour when it comes in contact with air. The urine residue contained organic compounds and phosphate. When it was heated, the organic compounds were…

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The World’s Most Popular Dessert

Jell-O® dessert is eaten regularly in about two thirds of North American homes.  One of most popular versions of Jell-O® is blue – a colour which attracts kids but turns off adults.  It was so successful that in 1992 it was awarded one of the spoof Nobel prizes in chemistry called the ‘Ig Nobel prize’….

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Newton – Scientist and Prophet

Sir Isaac Newton was famous for formulating the laws of gravity, but he was also a theologian, who wrote extensively on biblical subjects.  For most of his life he studied the Bible in an effort to understand what he saw as God’s plan for the universe.  Since Newton got the physical mechanisms right, there are…

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Moving Beyond Matter

Why?  Why go to Pluto?  Are we looking for a new place to live?  Mars is the closest planet to us away from the Sun.  We’ve sent probes and rovers there and gathered all kinds of information on it.  Mars doesn’t seem like the nicest place to live.  The Sun is the life force of…

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The Power of Perfume

Well guys, perfume may not be a bad choice for a Valentine’s gift.  Several scientific studies have indicated that women have a better sense of smell than men.  Findings also indicate that women consider smell the single most important variable in mate choice. Certainly odour is a key factor when it comes to romance in…

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Finding Our Galaxy’s Black Hole

We have long suspected that at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy is a massive black hole.  It’s tough to check this out directly, since flying there in a fast jet would take seventeen thousand million years.  Besides, we’d never make it back, because black holes suck in mass and emit no light.  That’s…

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