This post is incredibly painful for me to write. I'm sick with disgust and anger. This post may end up being a rant. The podcast certainly did. I'm going to try to keep it calm enough to post. I discovered last night that an issue I thought was outside the church is, in fact, already … Continue reading Pedophiles in the Pulpits
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You keep using that word...I don't think it means what you think it means. The saddest part about that opening sequence is I can quote it by memory. For those of you who don't know, the title and italicized line are two lines of dialogue from the cult classic film The Princess Bride. One character repeatedly … Continue reading Inconceivable!
Recently Michael Schermer, the publisher of Skeptic magazine and a well-known figure in the atheist and secular circles, published an article on the Scientific American website on abortion. Unsurprisingly, given it is Michael Schermer, the article displayed a level of mental gymnastics and cognitive dissonance that would be hard to fathom if Schermer did not regularly display … Continue reading A Skeptics Take on Abortion
A recent article from Nature chronicled the efforts by scientists to create a self-replicating artificial cell. While this is a very interesting project and carries potential medical implications, it also raises some significant ethical questions. Providing a balance between the ethical implications and the needs of research will likely be a delicate balance moving forward. … Continue reading Cells from Scratch?