Consensus and Confidence: 2 Important Questions to Ask About Every Scientific Idea

These are the first two questions I use to quickly sort scientific claims into "worth considering" or "rubbish," and I think others might find them useful too. Every day I see scientific claims of all sorts floating around the internet, and that's pretty great to see because I'm pretty excited about science. Unfortunately I don't …

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Why Your Church Should Have A Science Officer

Chief science officer isn't exactly a traditional role in most Christian denominations. Sure you have pastors, elders, deacons, Sunday school teachers and others. Science officer, not so much. But having a science officer, or even a science council would make an awful lot of sense for churches in today's society. Consider the following: Christians want …

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Book Review: Not By Chance! Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution

Alternate title suggested by this review: One physicist thinks he's more clever about evolution than 150 years of actual biologists. Author: Dr. Lee Spetner Publisher: The Judaica Press Inc., Brooklyn, NY Date of Publication: 1998 Title: Not by chance! Shattering The Modern Theory of Evolution. What do you get when someone takes an introductory level …

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Human-Pig Chimeras: Questions, Concerns, How They Work

There was recently a cool study published in Cell about making human-pig chimeras that was exciting enough to make the news a few weeks ago. I'm not surprised, since the research is a move towards solving a big problem: organ donation shortages. The US Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network reports that 22 people die each …

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