Kelsey Archibald

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The thinking error at the root of science denial

Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople: climate change, biological …

Mormons want to save the Republican party's soul. But is it too late?

Mormon politicians have been some of Donald Trump’s most vociferous detractors – from the right<p>The Tea Party movement’s first great scalp was three-term senator Bob Bennett of Utah.

Religion

Does gender equality result in fewer female STEM grads?

As societies become wealthier and more gender equal, women are less likely to obtain degrees in STEM, according to new research. The researchers call …

Social Sciences

PRAGER: 'White Privilege': Part II in a Series of Widely Held Beliefs That Are Either Untrue or Meaningless

A pillar of contemporary leftism is the notion of "white privilege." Given that a generation of high school and college students are being taught …

Where do our morals come from?

If you've picked up a newspaper lately, you might have noticed that moralizing is driving us all insane. When it comes to what's morally right and …

An Obamacare Repeal Could Hurt You Even If You Get Insurance Through Work. Here’s How

Let's start with free preventive care.<p>If you get your health insurance at work, you may have brushed off the fight over Obamacare as someone else’s …

Health Care

Overhauling one high-school subject is our best hope for the future of democracy

Home economics used to teach millions of high schoolers the basics of nutrition and how to balance a checkbook. For the sake of American democracy, tomorrow’s kids must get an education in fake-news detection and online citizenship.<p>Preparing young people to be responsible citizens is one of the …

Social Media

After Same-Sex Marriage, Then What?

On discrimination and religious-liberty claims, the battle for equal rights is far from over.<p>Next week, the Supreme Court will hand down its ruling in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>. While the Court has several options at its disposal, it is widely expected to hand down a broad rather than narrow ruling—one …

How passing the plate becomes the 'Sunday morning stickup'

<b>(CNN) —</b> David Lee had just opened his wallet for two successive offerings at a church one Sunday morning when a pastor walked onto the pulpit to pass on a request.<p>"You all going to think I'm crazy, but God says give again," the pastor said.<p>The congregation rose from their seats to march to the …

Christianity

Jerusalem is not part of Israel, North American courts say

A decision announced Monday by the United States Supreme Court has made headlines in U.S. and Israeli newspapers and generated a new wave of criticism of the Obama administration for ill-treating Israel.<p>In a 6-3 ruling, the court decided that an American citizen who was born in Jerusalem does not …

Does teaching have an image problem?

Far from being regarded as hard-working professionals, it seems teachers are often wrongly perceived as incompetent and militant, writes Gillian Harvey<p>Listening to a recent radio debate on whether 16 year olds should be given the vote, I was shocked at the number of callers who felt that, should …

The Single Best Piece of Marriage Advice Ever Given

First, some numbers: I’ve been married (to the same person) for twenty-seven years. Those twenty-seven years have included six in which we were …

Marriage

We Are Not so Different: Science and Religion

"I believe that spirituality and science are different but complementary investigative approaches with the same greater goal, of seeking the truth." H.H. Dalai Lama <i>The Universe in a Single Atom</i><p>I grew up catholic and so the story of Jesus' birth and death are ones I heard year after year at …

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …

This Could Be the Supreme Court’s Busiest Month in History

The last big decision on Obamacare. The future of same-sex marriage. A potential setback for civil rights. Even if you’re no law junkie, June will be …

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

10 Curious Facts Our Eyes Reveal About Our Biology

The eyes may be said to be the windows of the soul, but a look at our eyes also sheds some interesting light upon diverse facets of human biology. In …

List-Worthy

Why sounding out ‘C-A-T’ gets kids ready to read

Teaching young children phonics—the relationship of letters to sounds—primes the area of their brains wired for reading better than trying to teach …

Brainwaves

China says it will expand its naval reach after state media warns of “inevitable” war with the US

After Chinese state media warned that war with the United States may be “inevitable,” Beijing has published a policy paper detailing how the military will shift its focus from land and coastlines to the open seas. China’s State Council released a white paper today that criticizes “external …

China

NASA spacecraft finds the brightest galaxy in known universe

A NASA spacecraft has just discovered the brightest galaxy in the known universe.<p>NASA's WISE (short for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) found …

4 Ways the Modern Church Looks Nothing Like the Early Church

There have been a few changes in the past two thousand years.I often hear Christians say that we should be more like the early church. And I must …

June 2015

It's Not Just Muslims; We ALL Need to Debunk Our Sacred Texts and Beliefs

I am thrilled and relieved to see articles on the <i>Huffington Post</i> where some Muslims are standing up and acknowledging that while the Koran has peaceful and beautiful messages, it also has violent quotes and should not be treated as an unerring sacred text that needs to be slavishly followed. But …

The Decline of the United States

I was privy recently to a thought-provoking inside analysis of American foreign policy. A highly respected Harvard professor, who is advisor to the Washington establishment, told a small intimate audience, off the record, that one of America's fears is that Russia, China, and Germany will form a …

What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Eighteen years ago, Dean Karlan was a fresh, bright-eyed graduate student in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He wanted to answer what seemed like a simple question:<p>"Does global aid work?" Karlan says.<p>He was reading a bunch of studies on the topic. But none of them actually …

The Bible’s filled with torture: 9 ways the Good Book condones the worst behavior

<b>(ehrlif via Shutterstock)</b><p>Of course Christian wingnuts are willing to excuse drones and CIA. They’re simply taking their cues from the Bible<p>Valerie Tarico<p>May 15, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>The first half of December 2014 was painful to many moderate American Christians who see their God as a God of love. A …

Theology

Why do we sleep?

<b>Sleep is a normal, indeed essential part of our lives. But if you think about it, it is such an odd thing to do.</b><p>At the end of each day we become unconscious and paralysed. Sleep made our ancestors vulnerable to attack from wild animals. So the potential risks of this process, which is universal …

A Happy Marriage Can Save Your Life (Says Science)

Healthy people aren't just the happy ones—they're now the ones committing to marriage. And if you thought that a significant other was more woe than …

Watch gravity waves ripple through Earth's atmosphere

You might think of gravity as an invisible force here on Earth, but that's not entirely true... if you have the right computer simulation, that is. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have developed a climate model that shows the gravity waves in the upper atmosphere, where …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Demographics