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Scientists debate ethics of human gene editing at international summit

‘Deep and disturbing questions’ surrounding diseases and designer babies examined at summit as experiments get closer to altering human heredity<p>Alternating the promise of cures for intractable diseases with anxiety about designer babies and eugenics, hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around …

Genetics

Stephen Colbert just nailed the GOP’s Christian hypocrisy on Syrian refugees with one Bible verse

After all, the Statue of Liberty says “Give us your tired, your poor, your mostly Christians…”<p>The object of terrorism is to provoke fear and that's exactly what ISIS has successfully done to leaders across the United States who now are denying humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees. On Thursday …

Writing a novel? Here are four things you need to know.

This month, more than 300,000 souls will participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual ritual in which, as the name suggests, one attempts to write an entire novel in a month that doesn't even have 31 days. If you are one of the hardy (or foolhardy) individuals embarking on …

Creative Writing

6 websites that let you download free ebooks

Flickr/Peter Macdiarmid<p>If you're a voracious reader, chances are you've run into the book lover's biggest problem: Spending too much money on …

10 Enlightening Books On Personality Types

Everyone and their cousin is talking about personality theory on Tumblr and Pinterest, which is why it’s easy to write it off as just another pop …

Psychology

The Christian Left -- Possibly the Most Interesting Group You've Never Heard Of

According to a Pew Forum study, 70 percent of Americans still identify as Christian. And, when you think of the politics of Christianity, you would pretty much be forgiven if you lumped all Christians into the bucket marked "Conservative." However, that would discount a small-ish group of …

15 Things That Introverts Would Never Tell You

Introverts get a bad rap in a world that celebrates extroversion and “people-persons”. There are things introverts wish you knew about them that …

Self-help

How We Begin to Shift the Christian Stereotype

<i>Photo at stocksnap.io by Benjamin Faust</i><p>The church was quiet except for a few adults clearing their throats and us kids fidgeting restlessly in our slick seats. The sanctuary, bright as the morning sun, flooded through the windows. The song leader said, "Turn your hymnals to 'Standing on the …

Christian group predicts Doomsday: The end of the world - latest

Chris McCann, leader of the eBible fellowship and all-round God expert, believes the world will be engulfed and destroyed by a great fire on October 7. We are on hand to liveblog the end<p>Latest<p>We will be here all day to update you on the progress of the apocalypse, and why it might be happening.<p><b>The</b> …

15 Words You Cannot Translate Into English

An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview

If you love to listen to the Cold Case Christianity podcast, as I do, then you know that in a recent episode, J. Warner Wallace mentioned a blog post …