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Abandoning the Old Gods, Manufacturing New Ones

Joel Gruber | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Joel Gruber

In Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel, American Gods, a fictitious god named Wednesday bemoans the capricious nature of American worship: "This is a bad land for gods ... the old gods are ignored. The new gods are as quickly taken up as they are abandoned, cast aside for the next big thing."

Creationism vs Scientism: A Plague on Both Their Houses!

Alan Jones | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science
Alan Jones

No one wins the "debate" between science and creationism because they are incommensurable, like comparing an apple pie with Moby Dick.

Embracing Religion at MIT

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

When people think of MIT, most people imagine one of the bastions of the scientific and engineering world. But there are at least two people there who embrace not only science, but religion, as well.

7 Freaky Facts You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Science

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is best known for his pioneering research in electricity and robotics and for his numerous inventions, which include the epon...

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 1)

Dave Pruett | Posted 03.04.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Over the long arc of history, science has initially embraced -- then discarded -- most of the following tacit assumptions: dualism, determinism, reductionism, absolute time, absolute space, the principle of locality, materialism and, most recently, realism.

The Environmental Consequences Of Religious Scientism

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Robert J. Cabin

Despite my continuing love of science and conservation, I have concluded that a more holistic, hybrid approach to environmental problems is more effective than formal scientific methodology.

Blinding Ourselves With Scientism

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Robert J. Cabin

Many scientists and nonscientists appear to have this faith and believe in the universal supremacy of the scientific method with a fervor that resembles religious fundamentalism.

Religion Needs Atheism

Samir Selmanovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Samir Selmanovic

Atheism does not have to be the end of the enchantment; it can be a new door towards a better religion. Religion does not have to be the opium of the people; it can be the poetry of the people.

Addendum To 'The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine'

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Our conclusion stands: using even the low figure of 225,000 annual in-hospital deaths, hospital care ranks third, behind heart disease and cancer, as a leading cause of death.