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Study Says non-Born Again Protestants Have Less Brain Shrinkage than Born Again People, Catholics and non-Affiliated People

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center say they have discovered a correlation between atrophy of a part of the brain used in learnin…

Started by John Jubinsky

5 May 26, 2011
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New Blood Test Estimates Probable Life Expectancy

For a number of years researchers have known of a correlation between the length of DNA (called telomeres) at the ends of chromosomes and t…

Started by John Jubinsky

8 May 22, 2011
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Conversion to Atheism

My basic point here is that facts don’t lead to conversions to atheism or reality based thinking. Humans have needs and they will compromi…

Started by Alice

87 May 22, 2011
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UK Set to get more protection for the self-deluded

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13399728   Anyone have thoughts on this? (I agree we can't have direct name-calling, but this seems a…

Started by Marc Draco

11 May 17, 2011
Reply by matt warren

Charles Darwin on the British £10 note

This splendid homage to Charles Darwin has been recognised by the British mint for very many years.

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden

7 May 15, 2011
Reply by Kris King

Control of Complex Networks

This research has a great deal of promise for making complex systems more efficient, less expensive and more reliable, as well as, providin…

Started by Jim DePaulo

0 May 12, 2011

Deceptive anti-evolution bill passes in Tennessee House of Reps, onto Senate...

House Bill 368 passed on April 7, now watch out for Senate Bill 0893.  This bill is disguised as promoting critical thinking and scrutinizi…

Started by Cody Gaisser

23 May 12, 2011
Reply by Lary9

Charles Darwin on a British £2 coin

I was delighted this week to receive a Charles Darwin £2 coin in my change when shopping. The coin was struck by the British Mint as a limi…

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden

3 May 10, 2011
Reply by Rational-Thinker

Pitzer College To Add Secularism Major

You can be sure that the religionists are going to freak out over this one.  I personally think it is long overdue, though I am not sure I…

Started by Scott Bidstrup

3 May 10, 2011
Reply by Joseph P

Are larger earthquakes a sign of the times?

Every few years, the Jesus-is-coming-and-boy-is-he-pissed crowd comes out with some unsupported claim that earthquakes are increasing in fr…

Started by Scott Bidstrup

6 May 8, 2011
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