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Donald Trump And The Great Stem Cell Decision

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.16.2017 | Science
Don C. Reed

I do not think President-elect Donald Trump has his mind completely made up on the subject of stem cell research. Certainly I cannot find any quotes from him opposing the research.

Cognitive Science And Calvin's 'Sensus Divinitatis'

Greg Cootsona | Posted 09.12.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

I've learned over the years of scouring arguments in the philosophy of religion that no proof for or against God is decisive, though, of course, some are better than others. Their best service is to offer plausibility to faith.

The Endorser

Greg Cootsona | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

I used to hate this expression: "We engage people with arguments, not arguments in abstraction." I hated that phrase because I believed that the truth of an argument ought to be enough to convince us.

Mere Christianity Meets Mainstream Science

Greg Cootsona | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

Whenever I mention that I specialize in religion and science, one of the first questions is "Are you a scientist?" Well, actually, I'm not. And there's a reason. I'm a Christian -- as well as a pastor and theologian specializing in this field -- who has found that scientific insights enhance, challenge, and strengthen my faith

Does the Fine-Tuning Argument Work?

Greg Cootsona | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

The fine-tuning argument does not prove that God as the Designer of the universe exists if proof means a knock-down, drag-out, deductive proof, the conclusions of which cannot reasonably be denied. It does, nonetheless, offer evidences of God's design.

Reflections on Scientific and Evangelical "Perceptions"

Greg Cootsona | Posted 05.16.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

As the immensely influential early Christian thinker Augustine commented: "Let every good and true Christian understand that wherever truth may be found it belongs to the Master." I wish I had said that. I also wish that any believer would nod in agreement.

Sorry, Science Doesn't Make a Case for God. But That's OK.

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Science is in constant flux. New discoveries are made. New insights arise. New paradigms overturn previous ways of thinking. So if we base our religious outlook on scientific findings, what will happen to our theology when the science changes?

The GOP Simultaneously Cries 'Wolf' and 'The Sky Is Falling'

Dave Pruett | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

Despicable. That's the only word for it. I refer to the recent official email "Responding to the Ebola Crisis" of October 17 from my congressional representative, Bob Goodlatte, of Virginia's 6th District.

GOP Plan on Ebola: Cry Fire in a Crowded Theater

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

At this moment there is no Ebola epidemic in the United States. But some have tried -- quite intentionally -- to create an epidemic of fear and panic for their own political gain. That is irresponsible and reprehensible.

Sabrina Siddiqui

NIH Official: Budget Cuts Can't Be Blamed For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top official at the National Institutes of Health disagreed on Sunday with the notion that an Ebola vaccine likely would have been dis...

Sam Stein

The Tangled Story Of Why Ebola Vaccine Research Came Up Short | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around 2008, an Ebola outbreak in Africa sparked a renewed push within the U.S. biomedical research community to find a vaccine. A compa...

'Invisible' Purple Communities

Mary McDaniel Cail | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Mary McDaniel Cail

What a different world it would be for people whose lives have been upended by Alzheimer's disease if they felt the support of everyone, friends and strangers alike.

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog | Sam Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-level government officials at the top federal health agencies placed inappropriate pressure on their own watchdog agency, a new rep...

The Global Search for Education: Can I Have a Hammer?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to let kids discover the problems they want to solve, like Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey or 15-year-old Jack Andraka who created the pancreatic can...

Why Facts Matter: Science Is Not an Opinion

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The distinction between weather and climate becomes critical in understanding global warming. Think of weather as a single datum point and climate as a large collection of those data. Better yet, think of weather as a one-night stand. Then climate would be raising the kid resulting from that night for the next two decades.

What If It Was Your Child, Senator Reid?

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

What Congress fails to understand is that they are actively playing with and impacting real people's lives. They are putting lives at risk all for politics. And face it, each party is responsible.

STEM Education = Scientific Success

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education
Elizabeth Marincola

Yesterday I watched as the world's top young high school scientists, researchers and innovators took home more than $3 million in awards. Each of these competing students are a force for profound good.

Rebuilding The Evangelical Mind Requires Courage

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.03.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Evangelical Christians have been shedding their "fundamentalist baggage" and reclaiming a place within deeper traditions of Christian learning and at the table of American cultural life.

Tom Friedman and Steve Jobs: Situational Versus Sustainable Values

Brent Green | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty
Brent Green

We may be experiencing difficult times, but our problems run deeper and wider than the actions or non-actions of a single generation.

Why Evangelicals Are Fooled Into Accepting Pseudoscience

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

So why have evangelicals been so ready to reject the generally accepted conclusions of the scientific community on climate change? It has nothing to do with climate science per se.

Changing The Language Of Science And Faith

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Christians in the conversation about origins are invested in their positions and perceive that much is at stake for their faith. But there is much more that is not at stake for their faith.

Darwinism And The Problem Of Evil

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

I am not sure that the problem of evil can be solved. I am with the chap in the Brothers Karamazov who said that even if everything is good in the end, the cost is not worth it.

America's Ongoing War on Evolution: A Christian's Lament

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Anti-evolution in America is big business. Polls reveal widespread opposition to evolution in America that shows no sign of abating

Is There a Genie in the Genome?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

My own hope for genomic advances lingers. But at its best, that hope was and is a small flicker in comparison to the luminous promise of lifestyle.

Why It's So Hard for Scientists to Believe in God

Big Think | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health interviewed on faith and science: Faith in its perspective is really asking a differ...