Matty Arnold's Blog

I am a chemistry student living in Britain, and I love science, music and gaming. I am a creative person; I write music, books and scripts in my free time. I have never been religious, and am interested in and often involved with debates about religion with friends and family. I would like to share with people my passion for science and to show anyone and everyone how amazing the world can be when you stop and think for a moment about its intricacies.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 08:36

Undoubtedly, human evolution has slowed considerably...maybe even stopped altogether. As an intelligent species, rather than adapting to our environment by evolving, we do so by being inventive. Our ingenuity has led us so far that we can now exploit human genetics to our own ends. We can beat our own nature.

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:49

Millions, if not billions of people worldwide pray for health, good fortune, and spiritual guidance every day. There’s a good reason why so many people regularly spend time praying, and that’s because prayer is powerful.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:02

Evolution is a theory that Darwin famously proposed in the 19th century. Today, it is widely accepted among scientists and biologists as fact - no major scientific institute disputes it. However, some religious followers such as Creationists still dispute it. An argument often heard is that "there are gaps in the fossil record", but does this argument hold up?

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 18:47

Arguments like “God isn’t science, it’s more than that” are intrinsically poor, but the very fact that they have no value means that they cannot be outcompeted. There is no counter to something that effectively has no meaning, and like matter and antimatter annihilating when they meet; logic and illogic annihilate any otherwise intelligent argument and leave both people locked in a stalemate.

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 18:59

It doesn’t matter which God, so for argument’s sake let’s say he is Jehovah, Yahweh, the Holy Father - the God of the Bible and of the Christian faith. Of the hundreds of religions followed around the world, it just so happens that the Christians were right after all. God exists, and he is all-powerful and all-knowing. Therefore, he should be praised and worshipped and prayed to, for he made the Earth and everyone on it, so on and so forth.