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“Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions.”

-Carl Sagan

Entries by Community Advocate Stuart

Cosmos Peacefully Settles the Score

(81) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 8:24 PM

There has always been rancor between science and religion. One questions everything, even the very existence of God, and the other seeks divine insights from ancient theology. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey comes at a time when America is divided over the very nature of knowledge and how knowledge should influence...

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What Is A Hypothesis? Or, Why Can't I Dismiss This Theory in Favor Of My Religion?

(194) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Last month we discussed what science is, namely a way of approaching the universe in terms of measurable empirical evidence. We started examining the scientific method and how to ask a question, refine and build upon it, and now we are going to learn what to...

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Science Is: A Question

(38) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 3:17 PM

Perusing these articles I come into contact with many people and it has occurred to me that scientific thought has become so vital to our society that we now take it for granted, and in so doing have lost sight of just what science is, and most...

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New Scientific Evidence Proves the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

(69) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 7:04 PM

Gotcha, but what if it were true? How would it change your opinions? How would it change your outlook on life? Would you convert to Pastafarianism? Or, would you hold steadfast to your current faith or lack thereof? Would you want to see the evidence with your...

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