Of Minds and Men
September 28, 2014
So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?
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.
Darwinians Accept Murder as an Evolutionary Strategy
September 22, 2014
Chimps do what comes naturally: murder each other. Who's to argue if natural selection found it to be an effective strategy?
Can Science Define the Common Good?
September 20, 2014
While attempting to tell us how fairness evolved for selfish reasons, evolutionists want to push for the "common good."
NAS Social Scientists Campaign for Consensus Indoctrination
September 18, 2014
Some social scientists in the National Academy of Sciences consider it their duty to persuade the public that science is always right.
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.
When Spirituality Intersects Science
September 7, 2014
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?
Peer Reviewed Science Can Mislead in a Major Way
September 1, 2014
Sociology is under scrutiny, but the issues apply to all of science.
Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy
August 28, 2014
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.
Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?
August 25, 2014
The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.
Scientists as Sex Counselors
August 22, 2014
To what extent should scientists presume to offer advice about sexual matters?
Animals Dying for Subsidized Energy Projects
August 21, 2014
Windmills and solar farms may be politically correct and environmentally trendy, but bats and birds disagree.
Pygmies and Sherpas Are People, Not Evolved Genes
August 20, 2014
Some scientists and reporters are too eager to attach the word "evolution" to human beings who have particular genetic traits.
The Evil that Men Do: How Bad Governments Create Poverty
August 17, 2014
Ideas have consequences. When societies deny that all men are created equal, the masses suffer, even when surrounded by rich resources.
Evolution Is Racist, Evolutionist Writes
August 10, 2014
A well-known science writer is in hot water for linking evolution to alleged differences in racial abilities. But where will his evolutionary critics run?