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The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

East Africa

Humans Didn’t Evolve From a Single Ancestral Population

In the 1980s, scientists learned that all humans living today are descended from a woman, dubbed “Mitochondrial Eve,” who lived in Africa between …

Humanity

Ancient Romans may have killed off whale species in the Mediterranean

They are 15 metres long and weigh around 40 tonnes, but two species of whale are mysteriously absent from the Mediterranean Sea.<p>Now an analysis of …

Ancient Rome

Pliny the Elder Wasn't Crazy After All. There Were Whales in the Mediterranean.

Scientists have questioned the credibility of Pliny the Elder's now 2,000-year-old account of orcas hunting whale calves near the Strait of …

Whales

UK Doctor Sacked For Blasphemy

In the UK, the National Health Service has thrown out a doctor:A doctor has been “sacked” as a medical assessor for a government department after …

Great Britain

Canada’s Supreme Court Relegates Religious Beliefs to Second-Tier Status. America, Be Warned.

Canada’s Supreme Court recently ruled 7-2 against Trinity Western University, prioritizing sexual orientation over the free exercise of religion. …

Religion

7 Terrible Things the Bible Clearly Says

July 3, 2018 by Jayson D. Bradley<p>I’m pretty lucky to have conversations with Christians from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Usually, those …

Theology

Here's How to Make Delicious Ice Cream at Home Without an Ice Cream Maker

When I was a kid, making homemade ice cream was never an option. "We don't have an ice cream maker," my mom would remind me all of the many times I'd …

Dessert

A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong, And It Could Change History as We Know It

Ooops.<p>One of the most important dating tools used in archaeology may sometimes give misleading data, new study shows - and it could change whole …

Today Is The Anniversary Of D-Day. Here’s How Bada** Our Paratroopers Were

Today is the 74th year anniversary of D-Day, and it’s the perfect time to remember how badass all our American paratroopers were on that day and the …

Church Attendance Patterns Are Changing And We Have To Adapt

Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2<p>Church attendance is changing.<p>As recently as 20 years ago, if ten people became church members (either formally or …

Jordan Peterson’s Anti-Christian Vision

9:09 PM 06/03/2018<p>Liberal academia has long favored atheism, or at least agnosticism, where allegiance to Christianity is cause for ridicule or …

Denmark Bans The Burqa And Niqab

Danish Parliament voted Thursday to ban garments covering the face in public places: effectively outlawing the burqa and niqab, coverings worn by some Muslim women.<p>The bill was presented by Denmark's center-right governing coalition. It received 75 votes from members of parliament in favor of the …

Rights & Freedoms

Most Finns view that Islam is incompatible with Finnish culture and values, finds survey

Church-going Christians in Finland are less likely than their non-practising and religiously unaffiliated compatriots to be in favour of reducing …

Wearing a burqa in public is now a crime in Denmark

Danish politicians passed a law Thursday banning clothing that covers the face, making wearing full-face Islamic veils like the burqa and niqab in public punishable with a $160 fine.<p>While the government says the law doesn’t target any religion, the party that first suggested the law nine years ago, …

Religion

Something Weird Happened to Men 7,000 Years Ago, And We Finally Know Why

The women, on the other hand, were fine.<p>Around 7,000 years ago - all the way back in the Neolithic - something really peculiar happened to human …

Anthropology

11 Bible Verses That Turn Christians Into Atheists

4 Garage Hacks that Will Save You Space You Forgot You Had

Get your garage in order.<p>Your garage is a mess. Despite best intentions to turn a blank concrete space into a dream workshop, half-finished projects …

Don't Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

<b>Inconvenient Science:</b> NASA data show that global temperatures <i>dropped</i> sharply over the past two years. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't …

Climate Change

9 Ways You’re Camping Wrong Without Even Realizing It

After figuring out how to set camp up in under 20 minutes, cook things in the backcountry that actually taste good and manage avoiding blisters while …

Andy Stanley and the Old Testament: A Few Concerns

May 11, 2018 by Kevin Antlitz<p>In a recent sermon, Andy Stanley, the Senior Pastor of North Point Community Church in Georgia, preached that Christians …

Moralistic Therapeutic Marcionism

Andy Stanley is the pastor of North Point Community Church, a megachurch in suburban Atlanta. He is also a heretic, for having preached Marcionism, …

As girls arrive, Boy Scouts change name of flagship program

NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.<p>The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change …

LGBTQI

The subtle syncretism of Andy Stanley against “theological correctness”

It kills me when well-intended pastors like Andy Stanley unwittingly do damage to the church because they do not give more careful thought to their …

What Counts as a “Gospel Issue?”

My guess is you’ve probably heard someone use the phrase “gospel issue.” You may well have used it yourself a few times. But what is a gospel issue? …

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

It is now illegal in Poland to suggest the country was complicit in Nazi war crimes during the Holocaust

Anyone in Poland who accuses the country of being complicit in Nazi war crimes committed during the Holocaust now faces up to three years in jail.<p>The new law, which President Andrzej Duda signed on Tuesday, criminalizes referring to concentration camps on Polish soil as "Polish death camps."<p>Deputy …

How to Cook Sausages So They're Not Weirdly Raw Inside (or Burnt)

By Alex Delany<p>Know how to cook sausages? So they're not weird and maybe raw in the middle? No? We got you.<p>Sausages are tricky. Well, they <i>were</i> tricky, until we learned how to cook sausages properly. Before we found The Method, whenever we made sausages they would end up charred on the outside but …

Cooking

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs:Model: Blackbird Lightweight Double Layer Hammock<br>Brand: Warbonnet Outdoors<br>Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with …

Recalibrate: 10 Steps Every Church Must Take This Year, Or Be Dead In A Decade

Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3<p>The church is not dying. It’s in fine shape.<p>Jesus said he’d build it, and he is. Relentlessly and beautifully.<p>But …

Ideology