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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?

Science News Sites Promote Leftist Ideology

Celebrating gay marriage is not the only leftist position frequently advocated by secular science news sites. They follow party-line liberal views with few exceptions, and now openly advocate leftist ideas.

Mind Your Matters, Evolutionist

Several recent articles illustrate the mental struggle materialists have with human uniqueness, particularly the mind and consciousness.

Depending on Source, Stem Cells Can Kill or Heal

Stem cells continue to show promise for dramatic healings, but reporters don't always clarify what lived or died to produce the cells. Adult stem cells inhabit all living humans; embryonic or fetal stem cells require a human death.

Amazing Body Facts

There are more wonders in your body than you can possibly imagine. Here are half a dozen new findings for conversation starters.

Prosociality and Cooperation: Evolution vs. Prayer

Cooperation exists in nature. Does that mean it evolved? Only if evolution is the sole mechanism in your toolkit.

Human Cloning Is Back

If you thought work on human cloning and embryonic stem cell research went out of style with the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells, watch out. The pro-cloning people, who never lost their lust for toying with human embryos, are back.

Psychiatry Is Not (Yet) a Science

Complaints about a new diagnostic manual show that psychiatry has a long way to go before being considered a legitimate science. That hope might never be fulfilled.

Major Cosmic Questions Remain Unanswered

Some basic ideas about physics and astronomy remain so mysterious, and their explanations so flexible, they may lead some to question whether they should be called "hard sciences."

How Can You Punish an Evolved Criminal?

Left-leaning scientists have never given up on the 19th century notion that criminals are born, not made. Other evidence suggests "innate tendencies" can be overcome.

Darwinist Writes Bible Commentary

A rationalist, Darwinist, rabid anti-creationist has surprising things to say about the Bible.
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