July 2009

I’ve just finished up my two week visit to Huawei’s HQ in Shenzen with a delightful dinner with my opposite number on the HQ team. (Many thanks!) Tomorrow morning, bright and early (6:15am), I’ll be heading home: a taxi to the Shenzhen Shekou ferry terminal, ferry to Chek Lap Kok, a United 747-400 to SFO,…

Read More Heading home

I’ve added the Google Translate widget to this blog. If you want to read my writings in Chinese, choose your favourite version from the menu (Simplified or Traditional) and it should load in a few seconds. 我已经添加了谷歌翻译工具这个博客。如果你想阅读我的文章中,选择你最喜爱的版本,从菜单(简体中文或繁体) ,并应负荷在几秒钟。

Read More For my Chinese readers – 对于我的中文读者

I had been warned before coming to China that real coffee was hard to find, and quite expensive. Those who know me and my caffeine dependency might have wondered how I would survive. I arrived here in Shenzhen with a pound of espresso-ground coffee from Starbucks in Santa Barbara and an Aerobie Aeropress. Unfortunately I…

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I’ve been commenting on a thread over at Thinking Christian about Sean Carroll’s Discovery piece on why science and religion are incompatible. It’s an odd kind of discussion: the resident Christians excoriate Carroll, and in the same breath they assert that Christianity is always, authoritatively correct, which seems to rule out science as a way…

Read More Values, science, and contingency

From Dan’s report on the “symposia on faith and religion” sponsored by The John Templeton Foundation as part of the Darwin bash at Cambridge University: The second talk was by J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, a Professor of  Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, and it was an instance of  “theological anthropology,” full of earnest gobbledygook about…

Read More Dan Dennett in fine form