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March 15, 2017
Are atheists dying out?
An article in Evolutionary Psychological Science looks at the "secularization hypothesis," the assumption that modernity would...
March 13, 2017
The social implications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
In discussing the debacle at the Oscars, government incompetence, political surprises, and unintended cultural consequences, Jonah...
March 02, 2017
Why science is sexist and racist
Joy Pullman at the Federalist writes about a doctoral dissertation that maintains that science is inherently...
February 23, 2017
Pluto might get promoted back to “planet”
The recent space probe to Pluto revealed it to be no mere frozen rock but...
February 17, 2017
Bringing back the woolly mammoth
A team of scientists working on "de-extinction" says that they hope to engineer a woolly...
January 30, 2017
Now a human/pig hybrid
Scientists have combined the cells of a pig with the cells of a human, resulting...
December 27, 2016
The superiority of the left-handed
People who are left-handed constitute 10-15% of the population. The other 85-90% have often given...
December 08, 2016
Ancient scientists helping modern scientists
Contrary to the stereotypes about ancient and medieval knowledge and totally contradicting Mark Twain's depiction in Connecticut Yankee of...
October 26, 2016
Tom Wolfe takes on Darwinism and its failure to explain language
Tom Wolfe is among our best contemporary writers. The founder of the New Journalism, which...
September 14, 2016
Making babies without women
The Frankenstein fear of reproductive engineering so far has been the future possibility that women could...
September 13, 2016
Sugar industry paid scientists to blame fat
In the neverending battle against obesity, heart disease, and bad health, what are we supposed...
August 31, 2016
Bush proven right on stem cell research
Fifteen years ago, President George W. Bush banned the use of federal money for extracting...
August 25, 2016
Study challenges LGBT assumptions
Public opinion, government policy, and Supreme Court rulings about LGBT issues has been predicated on...
August 17, 2016
Morality as politics
The Pew Research Center has conducted a study finding that 64% of church goers heard...
August 16, 2016
The Zika mystery & Zika abortions
Some women who get Zika have babies with severe birth defects, but some don't. In...
August 12, 2016
A shark that was 512 years old?
It turns out that Greenland sharks routinely live to be 272 years old. One was...
August 08, 2016
A pig with a human brain
The ethical issues involved in combining human DNA with animal DNA are so great--and so...
August 04, 2016
Empiricism, common sense, and flossing
First we were told that we should avoid food that is high in cholesterol; then...
May 23, 2016
The brain is NOT a computer
Brain researcher Robert Epstein explains that, contrary to what we keep hearing, the brain is...
May 13, 2016
Human embryo grown outside the womb for 13 days
Scientists have set a new record in keeping a human embryo--that is to say, a...
April 27, 2016
The burst of light at the moment of conception
Scientists have discovered that at the moment of conception, when the sperm meets the egg,...
April 26, 2016
What the Bible says to scientists
I've been reading the Psalms and I keep coming across texts that I've usually skimmed...
March 24, 2016
Theologians have long talked about the limits of our finite human reason when it comes...
March 22, 2016
A medical statement about gender confusion in children
The American College of Pediatricians, a conservative medical organization, has issued a statement entitled Gender...
March 18, 2016
How ancient churches sounded
Church buildings are acoustic spaces, in which music is performed. Researchers are studying the acoustics...
March 10, 2016
A paper on the workings of the human hand published in a scientific journal uses...
January 27, 2016
The end of the “noble savage”
Archaeologists have discovered the site of a deadly massacre in which 27 people were killed...
January 25, 2016
Your brain has as much memory as the internet
New research into the brain's synapses has found that the human brain has 10 times...
January 22, 2016
Has climate change killed the aliens?
In this vast universe, say many scientists, surely intelligent life has evolved elsewhere. So where...
January 06, 2016
Biomedical studies that aren’t reproducible
A key principle of the scientific method is that experiments must be reproducible. That is,...
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