Doctors in the UK Can Be Fired For Not Doing Their Jobs!

Ah the good ole United Kingdom. Those crazy kids are at it again! They are working on medical guidelines (PDF) that prevent doctors from discriminating against their patients!  Here is part of the new draft, and it looks nothing like what we’re used to seeing in America: You may have a conscientious objection to providing contraception. [Read More...]

Richard Leakey Predicts End of Evolution Debate

Kenyan Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey believes that continuing advancements in science will finally end skepticism about evolution: “If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it’s solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive,” Leakey says, “then I [Read More...]

The Center of All Things: Humankind’s Place in the Cosmos

If you are a fan of Carl Sagan‘s “Pale Blue Dot” homage, check this video out and explore humankind’s place in the cosmos. If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of questions and by the depth of [Read More...]

Missouri Right-to-Pray Amendment Has a (Literally) Hidden Purpose

Soon Missourians will take to the polls to decide the fate of a new amendment to the state’s constitution that would, at first blush, do nothing. Surely I jest. Let’s look, with a little help from BallotPedia. The measure would ensure… That the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be [Read More...]

America’s ‘Evolution’ Problem

Jerry Coyne has published a new paper in the journal Evolution about… well… take a guess. More specifically, it’s about “Science, Religion, and Society: The Problem of Evolution in America.” These graphs tell a much larger story (click to enlarge): Coyne also has a message for science organizations: … when scientific organizations argue for the [Read More...]


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