Science

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Meat-eating Made Homo Sapiens Brainy and Brawny

Red Meat is good for you.  It made the human race. 

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addresses the question.

Ortega Y Gassset: Technology Is the Essence of Man

Ortega Y Gassset: Technology Is the Essence of Man

Technological advance continues and nothing seems to stop it or slow it down. Philosopher Ortega Y Gasset says that this is rooted in the nature of man. 

How to Protect Californians from Wildfires

How to Protect Californians from Wildfires

 Simply shouting “climate change” doesn’t offer the state’s citizens a thorough explanation, nor does it yield tangible solutions that we can begin to implement now.

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

Just Because We Can Create Genetically Modified Babies Doesn’t Mean We Should

The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

Can Your Heart Grow Three Sizes? A Doctor's Take on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

As the Grinch discovers, a fully human life is possible only for those whose hearts are big and full.

A Transit of Common Sense

A Transit of Common Sense

Therapists and journalists are beginning to question the wisdom of putting children on the transgender path.

Why Natural Depression Therapies Are Better Than Pills

Why Natural Depression Therapies Are Better Than Pills

Physicians have a responsibility to at least talk to their patients about these options before reaching for the prescription pad.

Widow Explains Why Assisted Suicide Can Be Harder on the Family Than Natural Death

Widow Explains Why Assisted Suicide Can Be Harder on the Family Than Natural Death

There's a major difference for family members experiencing natural death vs. assisted suicide.

Prominent Surgeon: Medical Students Now Struggle to Conduct Surgeries

Prominent Surgeon: Medical Students Now Struggle to Conduct Surgeries

No one likes to go under the knife... and unfortunately, that experience is set to get worse. 

The Despair of Stephen Hawking's Inconsistencies

The Despair of Stephen Hawking's Inconsistencies

Stephen Hawking’s own personal brief history of time is up. But he left as he lived, feisty, modern and… depressing.

Physician: Sex Changes Are Not the Common Sense Approach to Gender Dysphoria in Kids

Physician: Sex Changes Are Not the Common Sense Approach to Gender Dysphoria in Kids

Is society so eager to affirm and advance those who struggle with gender dysphoria that it overlooks common sense and solid research?

Beyond Climate Change: 3 Important Economic Contributions of Nobel Prize Winner William Nordhaus

Beyond Climate Change: 3 Important Economic Contributions of Nobel Prize Winner William Nordhaus

Nordhaus’ contributions to economic science aren’t confined to the field of climate change. Here are three other contributions that give insight into the work of this celebrated economist.

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Should we associate political disagreements with mental illness with such a dark history behind that practice?

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than theists.

Why Trump is Not in 'Reality Denial' When it Comes to Hurricanes

Why Trump is Not in 'Reality Denial' When it Comes to Hurricanes

The Washington Post editorial board has accused President Trump of being “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, because “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks” of “extreme weather,” and “he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks.” But facts suggest otherwise.

Do Transgender Women Have A Right To Gestation?

Do Transgender Women Have A Right To Gestation?

Successful womb transplants have given birth to the notion that transgender women or even cisgender men could bear children. 

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Is it time to stop making people feel guilty for not going to the polls?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

A new study sheds some light on the issue.

Cruel to Be Kind: Should You Sometimes Be Bad for Another’s Good?

Cruel to Be Kind: Should You Sometimes Be Bad for Another’s Good?

Sometimes, the only way to help someone seems to be a cruel or nasty approach – a strategy that may leave the ‘helper’ feeling guilty and wrong.

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Many past claims about climate change have proven false. Is it time we focused our attention on more pressing matters?

5 of the Worst Economic Predictions in History

5 of the Worst Economic Predictions in History

History has shown that experts aren’t often much better than the average person when it comes to forecasting the future.

The Affective Fallacy: Understanding How Your Feelings Can Make You Dumb

The Affective Fallacy: Understanding How Your Feelings Can Make You Dumb

When we elevate our feelings as if they are the truth, we degrade our minds and ourselves.

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

The fear created by the phrase “3D-printed guns” should not be allowed to override common sense.

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Science is like a car: it can get us where we want to go, but it should never decide where we go.

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Gratitude has long enjoyed a privileged position in many of the world’s faith traditions. Recent scientific studies support these ancient teachings.

Children Are Now Being Euthanized in Belgium

Children Are Now Being Euthanized in Belgium

According to the latest report from the government agency which tracks euthanasia deaths, the children were 9, 11 and 17 years old.

Why Does the Battery in My iPhone Drain So Fast?

Why Does the Battery in My iPhone Drain So Fast?

Why do batteries die? And, why can they only be recharged so many times before they won’t hold a useful amount of charge? The answer lies in what scientists call "capacity fade".

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