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All articles by Geoff Chapman

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December 2021
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The Pale Blue Dot

In the 2015 film The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney is left behind on Mars when the Aries III space mission goes wrong. Initially, the crew of Aries III, returning to Earth, believe that Watney is dead, but when he finds a way to communicate with Earth, a rescue mission is launched to bring him…

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March 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Antinatalism: are humans a plague?

According to the popular naturalist and TV presenter, Sir David Attenborough, ‘Humans are a plague on the earth… If we disappeared overnight the world would probably be better off.’ Attenborough has advocated limiting population growth and decries the ‘frightening explosion’ in human numbers. Although such views are not new, they have been given new…

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February 2018
Articles > Comment

Intolerance in science

Well known evolutionist Professor Richard Dawkins once stated: ‘One thing all real scientists agree upon is the fact of evolution itself. It is a fact that we are cousins of gorillas, kangaroos, starfish and bacteria. Evolution is as much a fact as the heat of the sun’ (Natural History, November 2005). Following the evidence…

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