The increasingly popular pope warns against the perils of depicting God as a "magician."
Christian-affiliated public charter schools in Texas are teaching some whoppers in the classroom. Note the phrase "public charter schools." Yes, tax money is being spent to spread ignorance, such as linking the rise of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich to Darwinism.
Everyone agrees that our students should learn how to think critically, but the misnamed and misguided Louisiana Science Education Act subverts that goal by sneaking creationism and other pseudo-science into public school science classrooms.Everyone agrees that our students should learn how to think critically, but the Louisiana Science Education Act subverts that goal by sneaking creationism into public school science classrooms.
A Gallup poll last month revealed that almost half of Americans are anti-empiricists -- that is, they trust ancient descriptions of the world they live in over scientific explanations developed through a direct experience of it.
Trust in science as a means of discovering and understanding reality has declined among self-identified conservatives since the mid-1970s, sociologists at the University of North Carolina found, and even more so in recent years if they held high level university degrees.
One of the fundamental questions in modern economics is whether humans act out of self-interest or they’re motivated by something else. Two professionals in the field suggest that a cooperative drive has more to do with human behavior than Milton Friedman would have us believe.
Two of the theory of evolution's most vociferous doubters, Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell, may be living proof that Darwin was wrong, leading scientists believe.
When the term human nature gets thrown around, it's sometimes used in a derisive fashion, as if to boil all the complex motivations, biological drives and psychological quirks that comprise our makeup down to some simplistic, base formula However, there are some who might cast the concept in a brighter light (continued).