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Batten Seminar Coverage in By

March 25th, 2008 · Posted by Hugo · 5 Comments

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:

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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:

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Johan Swarts // Mar 26, 2008 at 12:32 am

    In retrospect moet ek byvoeg dat (soos Johannes my inderdaad destyds uitgewys het) ek die situasie verkeerd geinterpreteer het en die joernalistieke w√™reld vanuit ‘n baie amateuragtige oogpunt bekyk het.

    Hoewel daar ‘n paar taalfoute is wat my steeds grief, is Die Burger die afgelope tyd nie so sleg soos ek dit destyds afgemaak het nie.

    Ek stem egter saam – By bly cool.

  • 2 Bertus! // Mar 26, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Wat dink jy van daai artikel wat in By was? Ek is in Indonesie en het dit gevolglik nie gelees nie, maar ek hou nogal van daai prent van die dino wat so gatvol lyk vir blare vreet.

    Johan, ek is jammer ek was destyds so kwaai met jou. Dit was eintlik my maandstonde.

  • 3 Hugo // Mar 27, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Dit was ‘n cool artikel. Is dit nodig vir jou om dit te lees om te weet dat dit cool was? ;-)

  • 4 Bertus Melk // Mar 27, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Goeie, maar hartseer bewys van natuurlike seleksie kan hier gesien word:

    http://bertusmelk.wordpress.com

  • 5 Do Any Shofarians Care About Science? // Apr 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm

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