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Scientific Process

The Messiness of Science: From Galactic Dust to Corn Syrup

Mark Alpert | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Mark Alpert

science moves in fits and starts. Nothing is proven until it's proven. Good researchers are always skeptical, always questioning their own results and those of their colleagues. It can be a frustrating process. Just ask my daughter.

Evolution, Creation, and the Faux Middle Path

Intent | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Intent

The espousal of this pseduo-middle-path-mentality -- this idea that all views are equal, and that creationist and evolutionary perspectives should be taught side by side -- is one factor contributing to the epidemic of anti-intellectualism and anti-scientific backlash that Americans are now known for.

The Roles Of Doubt In Science And Faith

Victor Udoewa | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Instead of the doubtless knowing God and the doubters not knowing God, perhaps a mysterious God is experienced in the alleys of doubt.

The Agency That Cried "Awesome!"

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

NASA should not have to resort to circus acts as the price for doing science. It's in such circumstances that violence is done to process, to rigor, to integrity.