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The Pot-Stirrer: Teaching Evolution in the Southeast U.S.

Religious people understand the world less, study suggests

Religious people are more likely to have a poorer understanding of the world and are more likely to believe objects like rocks and paper have human …

Fuck You Startup World : Entrepreneur

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Science is what made America great

Want to ‘make America great again’? Not without science, you won’t.<p><i>“Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson hated each other so much. But that hate</i> …

Great Depression

Promoting Religion and Politics Rather than Science: Creationism's Reappearance at the Texas State Board of Education

They're back!<p>The creationists are back in Texas attacking high quality science education. Well, to be honest, they were never gone, but they've opened a new front designed to ensure that the next generation of Texas students are saddled with the same political baggage as the last. Their goal, as …

The universe has no "up"

New research from University College London suggests that the universe is indeed "isotropic," the same in all directions. Cosmologists Daniela Saadeh …

Universe

His white suit unsullied by research, Tom Wolfe tries to take down Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky

<i>Jerry A. Coyne is professor emeritus in the department of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago. He is the author of “Why Evolution Is True” and “Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible.”</i><p>Tom Wolfe is known for two things: his trademark prose, liberally studded with …

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Will Calhoun Plays BopPad<p><b>Everyone gets a BopPad mount!</b> You have been so generous in your support of our BopPad campaign that we are going to give …

How to make a Didgeridoo sound on Korg MS-20

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Analog Synthesizers<p>"This is probably the simplest patch you can do on the Korg MS-20 but for those who does not know about …

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ScalePlay review – music education meets generative musical instrument in RoGame’s latest release

Regular iOS music app geeks will be familiar with RoGame through their Qunicy app. Quincy is perhaps best described as a generative music app. It has …

From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link

To help his readers fathom evolution, Charles Darwin asked them to consider their own hands.<p>“What can be more curious,” he asked, “than that the hand of a man, formed for grasping, that of a mole for digging, the leg of the horse, the paddle of the porpoise, and the wing of the bat, should all be …

Biology

Greg Cootsona - Bringing Science and Faith Together in Your Context

Do Science and Religion Conflict? Yes - And It Matters

Is there a conflict between religion and science? Some say yes. Others say no. Regardless of their answer, nearly everyone thinks that the relationship between faith and science has to do with <i>competing knowledge and truth claims</i>, where science says one thing about the world and religion says …

Morgan Freeman on Religion, Science, and the Story of God

Host Morgan Freeman on National Geographic Channel’s Story of God and its quest to understand how different faiths answer our biggest questions—and …

New Directions in Religion and Science

When we talk about "religion and science," it sounds like two things. But that's changing in at least one way. The contemporary conversation, especially with 18-30 year old, increasingly includes technology. Which emerging adults identify as a component of--or even a more important substitute …

The Hidden Religion and Science Conflict

More than 150 years have passed since Darwin's <i>On the Origin of Species</i>, and we're still arguing about science and religion. Outrageous public statements from religious and scientific leaders reinforce the impression of endless conflict, whether it's Richard Dawkins claiming that religion is a "God …

iPod or LP? Surprising Ways Emerging Adults Think About Religion and Science

The Iowa caucuses apparently taught us that "religion" (a reasonably vague term) is significant in American politics. In my recent posts, I've been musing about American religious life and particularly how much less religious, and particularly committed to local congregations we are then it might …

Behind NatGeo’s Search For God In Religion And Science

Brain Games and The Story of God tackle existential angst and the intersection of religion, culture, and neuroscience.<p>An exploration of the world’s cultures isn’t complete without examining their relationship to the divine. This season, two National Geographic series undertake that mission:<p><i>Brain</i> …

Mysticism: When Science and Religion Converge

Science has not replaced religion, nor does it have the potential to do so. The two amount to different ways of knowing: objective and subjective; ascending and descending. Science pursues knowledge of the objective realm in an effort to master it, while religion pursues knowledge of the subjective …

The myth of the eternal war between science and religion

For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books, cultural trends and more. But I've given special attention to New Atheism, a social and political …

Religion

The War Between Science and Religion Is (Slowly) Coming to an End

A new Pew study shows that Americans are embracing common sense.<p>Over the past 10 years, a small industry has developed pitting religious people against secular people and vice versa. Preachers, like Mike Huckabee, claim that unbelievers are waging a war against American values, by which they mean …

Religion

Highly religious people see little conflict with science.

The finding sounds, at first, like a head-scratcher: “Highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and …

Religion

Ray Bradbury’s Unpublished Poems and His Meditation on Science vs. Religion

We recently took a trip back to the day before NASA’s Mariner 9 mission reached Mars in 1971, when Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury — whom we lost just a few short months ago — joined <i>New York Times</i> science editor Walter Sullivan in a remarkably prescient conversation about Mars and …

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

Genius hesitates, both in science and religion

In his fantastic little book, <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i>, a kind of primer on modern physics meant for lay readers, Carlo Rovelli tells the story …

Religion and Science: The Indispensable God-hypothesis

Painting on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Rome by Michelangelo representing God the Father and Adam<p>Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief …

The Madness Of Humanity Part 4: Science Vs. Religion

<i>This is the fourth in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural</i> …

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

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A Graphic Novel Is In The Works To Show How Science And Faith Can Coexist

All it takes is dialogue and an open mind.<p>Religion and science are often pitted against one another as supposedly irreconcilable foes.<p>But that isn't the whole picture. In fact, 51 percent of American scientists believe in God or a higher power, and some of the most renowned scientists throughout …