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How Religion Affects Children's Judgment of What Is Real and What Is Pretend

Kathleen Corriveau | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Kathleen Corriveau

How does exposure to religion influence young children's learning? We asked this question in a study published this month in the journal Cognitive Science.

It's a Fact.

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you are an environmentalist who watched the speech, you undoubtedly found things you liked and disliked, but we can all embrace the president's direct aim at climate deniers.

Observations Concerning Distinguishing Facts, Opinions, Lies, and Distortions

Brad Reid | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Brad Reid

Mixing-up fact, opinion, lies, and distortions may seem to be a short-term path to business or political success, but in the long term the informational system will collapse.

Three Cups Of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We're obsessed in today's world with facts. Every syllable uttered by people in positions of power is put under a microscope, and we, the general public, love nothing more than to have subterfuge reveal in the media spotlight.

NASA Teams Up With Sci-Fi Authors

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

The genre of science fiction can spawn some spectacularly unscientific flights of fancy in the name of space travel. Thanks to a new collaboration wit...

Check Reality Before You Live It

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Reality-check yourself with the following questions: - How many realities are there right now? One, two, none? - Is there just what is or is there ...

Dogs Crow, Cocks Bark

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Small Knowledge said: "Ji Zhen holds that the world was not created by anything, and Jiezi holds that it was created by something. Which is correct an...

Göbekli Tepe Complex of Interpretation

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Context It's been said that history is written by victors. What hasn't been said - because it is rather self-evident - is that history is written in ...

Freeing God And Religion From The Confines Of Faith And Reason

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Let's be honest; we like extreme views: Such strong, black and white positions are more exciting and accessible, especially relating to such complex issues as religion and faith.

Wanted: A Rethink!

Consuelo Reyes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Consuelo Reyes

Considering that even high-profile cancer victims who can afford the best health care in the world still succumb to the disease, one could be forgiven for asking: isn't there another, better way?

Friday Talking Points [80] -- Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

This is an interesting and refreshing subtext in Obama's entire speech -- he says things are "facts" and not opinions. Considering the lunacy that passes for "political debate" on American television screens -- where there are always two points of view, and every "fact" is subject to spin from one side or another -- it is a breath of fresh air.