Gavin Lawrie

Press Service International

Gavin Lawrie is a retired Barrister and Solicitor from Tweed Heads NSW Australia and author of the book: 'THE EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION: Uncovering The Faulty Science Of Dawkins' Attack On Creationism'. He is married to Jan with two adult children and they are grandparents.

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  • I’ve lived a pretty good life

    I haven’t lived a bad life. I mean not bad bad.

  • Then I saw him

    Last year we were on a group walking tour through a European city, only half paying attention to the guide’s overly enthusiastic detailed commentary about old uninteresting history.

  • Silent witness of instinct

    What is instinct and how did it ‘get into’ animals? Does it operate the same way worldwide in all animals of the same species?

  • Is Izzy a ‘fruitcake Christian’?

    A prominent Aussie newspaper recently reported that Oz was “in the grip of an unprecedented bushfire crisis affecting three states with four killed in recent weeks” with 468 (now over 1,000) houses destroyed. The misery and heartache continues.

  • Was Henri right?

    Henri and I were young lawyers standing in a crowded suburban city-bound train heading for the same law office when he said: ‘Life is not a dress rehearsal’. As quickly as that notion had casually arisen it disappeared off my radar for years to come, having no impact on me then.

  • He was only 24

    Amy (not her real name) is 19 years young. Unsuspectingly I asked how her week had been. Her teary reply was: “I have just lived the worst week of my life”. Why? What happened?

  • Bursa here, bursa there, bursa, bursa everywhere

     For the comfortable, enjoyable functioning of our bodies bursas are situated in various places. No-one wants the inflammation of one (bursitis) which brings nothing but pain and restricted movement.

  • Silent witness of the leaf

    Chances are you live near a tree. A truly brilliant marvel of creation vital to our existence silently operates out of sight.

  • Dementia & Two Mothers

    We visited Edna, my wife’s 93 year old mother who lives behind locked doors in a nearby aged-care facility.Dementia is defined as a chronic or persistent mental disorder marked by memory failure, personality change and impaired reasoning: from Latin meaning ‘out of one’s mind’.

  • Bohemian rhapsody

    We watched the movie about English rock group Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury with its euphoric highs and chaotic lows, concluding with the awesome performance before the roaring clapping crowd of 100,000 excited fans at the Africa LiveAid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium.