The number π (pay/) is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. The encyclopedia tells us that earliest written approximations of π are found in Babylon and Egypt, 1900–1600 BC (with a value accurate to about 1%, 3.1250) IS THE ENCYCLOPEDIA RIGHT? “And he cast the pool, ten […]

## Higgs Boson – what does it mean to science and religion

Scientist at CERN may have found the Higgs Boson. This particle has been predicted to exist for a long time as the missing piece in what is known as the standard model of elementary particles that make up the universe (although the model does not yet account for the fourth force – gravity). The potential […]

## Sir Isaac Newton – scientist or theologian?

Sir Isaac Newton is considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But he was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism. Newton revolutionised physics, mathematics and astronomy in the 17th and 18th century, laying the foundations for most of classical […]