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Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017

Here's a collection of quick takes on interesting developments in the science news, from Saturn to a possible cure for malaria; from your liver to Sunday funnies.

Your Brain Comes Equipped with Techno-Apps

If you bought these capabilities in an app store, you would think they are way cool. Surprise: they're already bundled in your brain's operating system.

Secular Scientists Prefer Humans Extinct

At a recent panel, scientists doubted whether it would be a good idea to revive the human species if it went extinct.

Researchers Lie to Subjects

In order to test human responses, some psychologists intentionally lie to volunteers. Is the "science" of manipulation justifiable?

Evolutionary Materialism Promotes Deadly Sins

Name a vice, and Darwinians will be there to rationalize it on evolutionary grounds. They claim proud ownership of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Christianity Could Help Scientists’ Moral Concerns

When all else fails, look to the Word of God.

Science Has to Borrow a Moral Compass

Observing facts is not enough to determine whether something is good or evil.

Nature Penitent Over Political Bias

The editors of Nature confess to living in a liberal echo chamber, out of touch with most Americans, too quick to judge conservatives.

Why You Can't Evolve Reason and Morality

Materialists and Darwinians never seem to get it; you can't get here from there. Here's another failed attempt.

Violence Is Natural, Darwinians Say

The implications of saying violence is a product of natural selection are disturbing.

Scientists Not Prepared for Evil

What would scientists say if North Korea nuked their labs? Not much.

You Are Free to Read This

The question of free will tantalizes philosophers, because the mind-brain distinction is complex.

Scientific Materialists Crave Morality But Can't Evolve It

If Darwin's theory of origins is true, evil doesn't exist, and notions of morality are up for grabs. That would be a reality too horrible to endure.

Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers

An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.

Evolutionists Boast of Storytelling

Some evolutionists not only own up to just-so storytelling; they parade it.
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