We’re approaching the end of the Batten blog arc. (“At last!”, I hear some people say?) After this one, there will likely be only two more posts. This is all as a result of a weird urge for thoroughness.
So today, for thoroughness, I’m sharing an article published in the By on 15 March. The By is a weekly addendum (?) to Die Burger, possibly the biggest Afrikaans newspaper. (Correct me if I’m wrong?) To read it, you’d have to know Afrikaans, and have good eyesight to make out the letters on the “Large” size of the photo below:
If you have trouble reading it, you could encourage me to get a Pro flickr account, then you can see a higher resolution image that should be easier to read. Or alternatively I could split the photos into two halves, each viewable at 1024×768. Or you can just sit back and think “darn, I should subscribe to Die Burger”. (There, I plugged the newspaper, to soothe my ponderings about copyrights and uploading photos of it. Now I can also say that Die Burger just isn’t what it should be. The articles disappoint too often. In fact, sometimes, Die Burger simply sucks. But the By is cool…)
What was quite sweet, was that the previous two pages featured an article/interview with Dr Francis Collins, who is a famous religious scientist. Strong scientists with strong religious faiths, making strong statements against creationism and intelligent design, is much what the highly religious South Africa needs. Many simply won’t listen to science evangelists that are openly and publicly atheistic.
The Francis Collins interview: