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Scientists' Letter Challenges PZ Myers' Revisionism

In a letter to Nature, three scientists set the record straight about theology and science, after atheist P.Z. Myers got off with only a mild rebuke in a previous book review.

Ethical Stem Cells Can Be Used Unethically

Induced pluripotent stem cells allow researchers to ethically create any cell type from an adult cell, raising hopes for regenerative medicine. Eyebrows started to raise recently, though, when labs grew brains with them and turned others into sperm and egg cells.

Psychotherapy Has a Shrink

For better or worse, the practice of psychotherapy is shrinking, reports say.

Scientists Are Not Experts on Values

The "fact-value split" is a dubious distinction, illustrated by several recent articles. Scientists cannot act as if their findings are values-free.

Well, Duh; Adam and Eve Were Contemporaries

New genetic studies confirm the existence of a "Y-Chromosome Adam" and "Mitochondrial Eve" but, contrary to earlier analyses, place them in the same time frame.

Scientists Dodge Youthfulness of Saturn Moon Enceladus

Planetary scientists have figured out that the geysers of Enceladus vary during its orbit, but seem oddly silent about the question of how long the little moon could remain so active.

Thank Evolution that Nothing Is Evil (or Good)

When evolutionists discuss the evolution of war, or of monogamy, or of religion, they rob mankind of any basis for judging good and evil.

Toddler Beats Artificial Intelligence Computers

Artificial intelligence, despite decades of work, still cannot match some of the mental capabilities of a 3-year-old. Computers have no common sense.

Cassini Shoots "Blue Dot" of Earth

Another epic photo of Earth from space was taken on July 19 of Earth from Saturn by Cassini, and released on July 22. From Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft also portrayed Earth as a small dot.

New Archaelogical Findings at Judean Fortress Khirbet Qeiyafa

A hilltop near where David fought Goliath has revealed buildings and artifacts suggestive of royal organization during the time of King David.

Does the Mind Create Reality or Discover It?

Philosophical questions about "reality" are fun if not practical. But we need a concept of reality in order to function practically.

Ancient Text Found in Jerusalem from David's Time

Inscriptions are rare but valuable artifacts in archaeology. Though short and simple, a fragmentary inscription on a jug sets a record as the oldest ever found in Jerusalem, from the era of David and Solomon or before.

Farming Came Too Late in the Evolutionary Timetable

Even with generous dates of 10,000 years for the origin of farming, what were modern humans doing for tens of thousands of years or more?

Mad Scientists Poised on the Slippery Slope

Stem cells can do good or harm, depending on their source. When scientists think themselves above ethics, watch out.

Big Flood on Mars; Why Not on Earth?

More evidence has been presented for a "voluminous" flood on Mars, where there is no water today. So why is a comparable flood disfavored for Earth, where water covers 70% of the surface?
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