Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The miracle and mystery of Christmas

Tomorrow night I am giving a talk, A Scientist ponders the Miracle and Mystery of Christmas at a Christmas Gingerbread House making event organised by my church. Here is a copy of the current version of the talk. I may try to simplify it. Any suggestions welcome.


  1. Hi Ross, here are a couple of questions I had. First, are there a few too many bible refs at the end? ie. Could you leave them with one crisp one to think on? Second, perhaps your movement from the creed at the beginning to the material on science/uncertainty/acceptance of miracles could be smoother? ie. Maybe point out how incredulous what the creed says is before raising the issue of a scientist who believes? I could be wrong.

  2. Thanks, Leigh. Your comments were very helpful. I have uploaded a revised version.