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Scientific Revolution

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

China Has Its Scientific Revolution

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

Much time is spent trying to figure out the consequences of China's rapid movement towards becoming a great economic and world power. Much less time has gone to explaining how this change happened and how it will be sustained, if it is sustained.