He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.
Today's science is more beautiful, more subtle, but also more difficult to explain. This poses challenges for how today's scientists collaborate.
We must bridge the gap between the science we value and where we are now. We know that education is the starting place -- improving science education in the schools, and improving access to higher education for all. It's not enough, however.
How do we share our research in a politically polarized America when only half the country may be receptive to our findings? That was a key question from the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference.
Humanists and other secular-minded people of every level need to understand that "isms" like sexism and racism don't go away just because we identify as atheists or humanists. We need to unpack our privileges and cultural baggage in order to stop discriminatory behavior.
Why are we so in awe at Jason Collins and Michael Sam's coming out? Why are we fascinated again about Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets? What is so striking about Collins and Sam's revelation?
Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?
Disbelief may be relatively benign, but many, particularly in the GOP, actively deride and mock scientific theories and the study of humanities -- an unsettling era of anti-intellectualism that has serious consequences.
There are more Christian outlets today than ever before. There are more Christian books available now than ever in history. Mega churches are popping ...
Symmorphosis. Any etymologist, particularly one interested in evolution, will guess the meaning of this obscure word. Symmorphosis represents the matc...
In an era of tight budgets, supporters of depression research argue that more funding is needed to find a cure. That's logical-sounding but may be totally wrong. Depression's toll has risen even as more research and treatment resources have been poured into combating it.
Ham's position that the Bible has presented him with all the answers he needs to know makes a mockery of some very rich religious traditions while undercutting the very foundation of science.
A hideous event surfaced in the international news last week. It touched millions of people around the world and their anger, hurt and outrage f...
Meditation, prayer, church services, fellowship and even the admission of wrongdoing -- confession -- all help train an individual's ego into seeking something more important than individual satisfaction. It takes practice, practice, practice -- both to know what's right and then to actually do it.
Our old ways of strife, strife against our fellow human beings, against nature and the environment, against what we know deep inside to be true, will not yield anything except the likely outcome of global disaster. We are not isolated tribes anymore.