Scientism Invades Politics, Morality, Religion
November 9, 2014
What some consider science is really scientism, a worldview that thinks everything in human experience is reducible to scientific laws.
Sex Cells: The Evolution (or Design) of Genitalia
November 6, 2014
There's been a lot of news about sex organs in recent days. Which does a better job of explaining the facts of life: design or evolution?
Having a Purpose in Life Can Be Healthy
November 3, 2014
Who spends more time in the hospital? People with nothing to live for.
Viruses May Do the Ocean Good
November 2, 2014
A new study shows that viruses can help keep down algal blooms.
Trees Reduce Stress
October 30, 2014
Stressed out by politics or work? Take a walk in the park under the trees. It's a proven remedy.
The Cures Are Inside You
October 22, 2014
Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.
The Machinery Behind the Senses
October 21, 2014
There's a lot of physical work our eyes, ears, and brain cells perform to support our perceptions of the world.
Large Study of Near-Death Experiences Finds Surprises
October 20, 2014
What does a person sense during the transition from life to death? A large new study collected data, but more study is needed.
How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory?
October 19, 2014
What has Darwin done for you lately? Some evolutionists promote Darwinism because of its alleged usefulness to humanity.
Robots Imitate Life
October 11, 2014
The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.
Less Darwin, More Pasteur
October 1, 2014
Pasteur's vision of eradicating rabies remains unfulfilled 129 years after he cured a boy. Isn't that a nobler goal of science than storytelling about evolution?
Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing
September 26, 2014
Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.
Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges
September 16, 2014
Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.
Scientific Claims Are Reversible
September 11, 2014
How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.