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So Much For Religious People Being More Righteous

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science

So much for religious people being more righteous than non-believers. Sure-to-be-controversial new research shows that religious and non-religious...

Video Makes Anti-Science Politicians Look TERRIBLE | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

The video had me interested at the beginning....

REVEALED: Surprising Influence On Your Politics

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.30.2013 | Science

What do your children have to do with your political leanings? More than you might imagine. Parents who have only daughters, or whose first-born is...

Are Liberals Their Own Worst Enemy?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.22.2013 | Science

Are liberals their own worst enemy? A new study suggests that may be the case, with its examination of why some political movements succeed and others...

Does Politics Make You Bad At Math?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.10.2013 | Science

Does partisanship poison the brain? Not quite, but an ingenious new study suggests that having strong political views can compromise one's ability to ...

10 Facts

Eric Korpela | Posted 10.16.2012 | Science
Eric Korpela

After too many months of too much work and no spare time, the power is out, and now I have time to blog. Ah, the life of a scientist. We typically have more ideas than time. So for this blog entry, I'm just going to list 10 facts and let you figure out what it's about until I get to the end.

A Democracy, Not a Technocracy

Eli Lehrer | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Science has a major and important place in public policy, but suggesting that scientists alone should make decisions is a rejection of democracy.

Questions on Science and Religion

Victor Stenger | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

The following is an interview that will appear in the book How to Prove God Does Not Exist by Trevor Treharne, to be released in September by Universal Publishers.

Civic Science -- Beyond the Knowledge Wars

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Harry Boyte

Civic science builds on a rich history of efforts to translate scientific findings to real world settings, full of complexity, ambiguity, and open-endedness, where science cannot be "applied" in any linear or straightforward way.