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Republicans want 10-year-old girls to give birth to 'rape' babies -- here's what the Bible says about that

In the lead-up to the 2012 election, Christians of many stripes scrambled to distance themselves, their religion, or their God from offensive …

Critics of Bible Silenced Once Again: Archaeological Discoveries Prove Old Testament to be historically accurate

The Christians in Pakistan website published an interesting article last week on Old Testament Archaeology which I have summarised here.<p>Old Testament …

These are the first images of Audi's answer to Tesla's Model X SUV

The two new leaked images of the Q6 concept, sourced from Germany's <i>Auto Motor und Sport</i>, follow a previous image allegedly shown during a Volkswagen Group investor meeting held earlier this year. The vehicle appears to feature a low, hunkered-down body with short overhangs and slit-like lights at …

Mormon church to release more papers from church founder as part of transparency push

The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how Joseph Smith formed the religion.<p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the volume being released at a news conference Wednesday in Salt Lake …

The Freakishness of Christianity

What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?<p>Evangelical Christianity has long had a stranglehold on how Americans imagine public faith. Vague invocations of “religion”—whether it’s “religion vs. science” or “religious freedom”—usually really …

He Was a Muslim When He Claims Jesus Appeared to Him in a Dream. What Happened Next Had His Family Threatening to Kill Him.

As the unimaginable evils of the Islamic State continue to ravage areas of Iraq and Syria, Iraqi resident Barazan Azeezi is among those who claim that Jesus appeared to him in a supernatural and unique way that has forever changed both his life and his perspective.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>“I was a …

Prominent Atheist Professor of Law and Philosophy Thomas Nagel Calls Intelligent Design Scientific and Constitutional to "Mention" in Science Classes | Apologetics - C.S. Lewis Society

Prof. Thomas Nagel has published an important essay entitled, "Public Education and Intelligent Design", in the Wiley InterScience Journal <i>Philosophy</i> …

Many Americans reject evolution, deny climate change and find GM food unsafe, survey finds

Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues<p>A major survey of US opinions has revealed that huge numbers of people reject Darwinian evolution, consider GM foods unsafe to eat, and doubt that human activity is warming the planet.<p>…

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Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

A zealot, a rebel, but no miracle-worker: film studios plot a secular take on life of Jesus

Leading film-makers are courting controversy with plans for adaptations of provocative books about Jesus Christ that are likely to generate a backlash from traditional Christians.<p>British producer David Heyman is developing a film based on Reza Aslan’s bestselling book <i>Zealot: The Life and Times of</i> …

When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together

If you really want to know about birds, you have to consider the crocodile.<p>That point was driven home this week with the release of the genomes of 45 bird species, which reassigned some perches on the avian evolutionary tree and included some seemingly odd bedfellows.<p>Down near the roots of that …

When Was Jesus Born?

According to Luke 1:24-26, Mary conceived Jesus in the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy with John the Baptist. This means that Jesus was born 15 …

What Sociopaths Reveal to Us About the Existence of God

<i>[Note: This is the eleventh article in an occasional series on apologetics and worldview analysis. This post is a continuation of the section on</i> …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With colleagues at University College London I addressed this question in a recent study. We were interested in quantifying how much people care about others, relative …

Researchers learn more about the possible role of gamma ray bursts on life extinction in the universe

(Phys.org)—A pair of astrophysicists studying gamma ray bursts has found that such events might play a much larger role in the existence of life on …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just …

Scientists disappointed Jurassic World dinosaurs don’t look like dinosaurs

Paleontologists have been sneered at over their criticism of the Jurassic World trailer, but such a stance is misguided<p><i>The trailer for the latest big screen outing of the</i> <i>Jurassic Park</i> <i>franchise is causing delight and consternation in equal measure over the appearance of the extinct stars. Here,</i> …

Could mirrors reduce the need for air conditioning around the world?

Scientists working at Stanford University have developed a mirror that could replace air conditioners as the easiest and most efficient way to cool down buildings. The mirrors work by not just reflecting 97 percent of light away from buildings, but also by collecting heat energy and reflecting it …

The Brain May Compensate For Heavy Pot Smoking -- Until It Can't Anymore

Another study adds to the growing but controversial pile of evidence that heavy marijuana use over the years can lead to changes in the brain. The research, published in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, found that an area in the front of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex …