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Of Stars and Significance

The farther out we look, the more questions we have. But does secular astronomy ask the right questions?

Of Minds and Men

So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?

Of Molecules and Men

Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.

Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing

Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.

How the Scientist Got His Just-So Story

A case of scientific racism? An anthropologist studied living Kalahari Bushmen for clues to the evolution of cognition.

Darwinians Accept Murder as an Evolutionary Strategy

Chimps do what comes naturally: murder each other. Who's to argue if natural selection found it to be an effective strategy?

Is Science Free of Miracles?

"No miracles" is a favorite phrase by an evolutionist who finds that perplexing problems always "yield to evolutionary thinking."

Can Science Define the Common Good?

While attempting to tell us how fairness evolved for selfish reasons, evolutionists want to push for the "common good."

Face Up: Can Evolution Be Thanked?

The uniqueness of human faces has fallen to a Darwinian story, for which we are to say "thanks to evolution."

Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges

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.

Body Wonders at the Cellular Level

If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.

When Spirituality Intersects Science

Who saved the Ebola-stricken doctor, God or science? What is science's take on whether to flee or fight terrorism? Why should a scientist be honest?
Children should enjoy the great outdoors

Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy

We wouldn't have to re-wild kids if we didn't un-wild them in the first place, a cognitive ethologist says about childhood fear of nature.

Scientists as Sex Counselors

To what extent should scientists presume to offer advice about sexual matters?

The Evil that Men Do: How Bad Governments Create Poverty

Ideas have consequences. When societies deny that all men are created equal, the masses suffer, even when surrounded by rich resources.
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