Peter Atkins, an English chemist and fellow and professor of chemistry, has said that ‘science is almost totally incompatible with religion.’ The two schools have traditionally been opposed to one another but recently it has been suggested that science and religion need a truce. Is it possible
This debate entertains the idea that our actions are always determined, that is we do not choose what we do and consequently we do not have free will. We could be determined by evolution, the universe, God, 'The matrix theorem'.
Points for this motion will look at the impossibility o
Health officials seem to be pretty unanimously in favour of breastfeeding. According to the NHS “Breastfeeding is natural and normal and gives your baby the best start.” There are numerous health benefits but should it be compulsory as suggested by Gisele Bundchen?
Non-renewable fuel such as coal and gas are used up at a rate much faster than they will ever be replaced naturally. This means we will at one point run out of non-renewable fuel to provide energy for our use. Wind farms have been touted by many as the solution to this dilemma. Would this work, and
Some people argue that science can answer any question we have about the universe. Others argue that science is unable to settle questions such as whether god exists and what consciousness is. Science my not yet have answered these questions but that does not mean it never will.
At CERN just outside Geneva in Switzerland, a very large (28km) experiment is underway to replicate the big bang and find out what happened at the beginning of time.
Assuming it's successful this experiment will answer the big question of how life began, a great leap in knowledge for the hum
"In this era of rapid social and technological change leading to increasing life complexity and psychological displacement, both positive and negative effects among persons in Western society call for a balance in which there are both specialists and generalists."
The age old argument that health trumps wealth or is wealth is given new life with this debate motion. Healthy,happy and beautifully fit people have a higher emotional quotient than irritable sick people, who may work doubly hard and produce superior work but lose out on points because of their/our
Stephen Hawking has warned that we should be staying as quiet as possible and keeping a low profile so that the aliens don't notice us. If they do then the results could be disastrous! However would such contact really be disastrous? and is there really any point in trying to keep a low profile?
We all like to win; so a cooperative game where everybody gets something 'should' be desirable for everyone who is risk-averse and diplomatic. However, risk takers prefer zero-sum games; in which there is a clear winner and loser/losers.
There are many different green technologies, either to save power, to capture carbon or to produce green electricity. We even have a wide range of renewable energy sources; tidal, wave, geothermal, solar, wind power, the list goes on. Which technology that is either available or in development has t
In 1985 Scientists who were a part of the British Antarctic Survey published results showing that there was a hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic shocking the scientific community as the decline was far higher than anticipated. In a rare case of quick action to an environmental threat, later
The cost of DNA testing has fallen dramatically. Now that it’s available to many more people should we be testing ourselves and our children? Or is the process still in its infancy and too prone to error?