Monthly Archives: June 2011

God as the ground of being

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http://morristown.patch.com/articles/bishop-religious-belief-is-evolving

Article reads:  “I experience God as the source of life calling me to live, and the source of love calling me to love,” he said. “For me, God is the ground of being and Jesus was the remarkable manifestation of God.”

When science ventures into philosophy

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Opinion reads: Scientists acquit themselves and serve us better when they confine their claims of expertise to science and not venture into philosophy. But much science dogma is not science at all, but philosophy in which scientists as scientists have no competence.

Doubts emerge on human evolution

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http://news.scotsman.com/science/Fresh-doubts-emerge-on-evolution.6793410.jp

Article reads: An ANCESTOR of modern humans may have became extinct earlier than was previously thought, throwing doubt on a key theory of human evolution.

Vision evolved rapidly

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Article reads: Highly complex eyes have been found in half-a-billion-year-old rocks from South Australia, suggesting that vision evolved rapidly with the arrival of early modern animals.

So much for slow and gradual natural selection!

Objectional cravings explained?

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Article reads: Eating greasy hamburgers and viewing pornography on the Internet weren’t done in caveman days, but cravings for such activities are rooted in survival instincts that were passed down to us from our ancestors of those times, explains a new book from a Canadian academic.

But where do values and the better desires come from? And where is the gene for lust?

Benefits of massage therapy

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Article reads: Massage clients seek sessions for pain relief, relaxation, stress reduction and additional factors that can vary with physical condition and age. New research indicates massage therapy is associated with a variety of positive outcomes ranging from decreased pain to improved emotional health for adults aged 60 and older who self-reported on quality-of-life measures.

Integrative care helps patients with cancer

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Article reads: Now 33, Black is a mother to a four-year-old and twins, who are one, who were born via surrogacy. She’s getting her career back on track. And she credits integrative cancer care—the combination of alternative and complementary therapies with conventional treatments—for her recovery.

Journal pays $10,000 after censoring article

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http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/06/journal_apologizes_and_pays_10047121.html

Article reads: In one of their favorite soundbytes, members of the Darwin lobby like to assert that intelligent design scientists do not publish peer-reviewed research. That claim is manifestly false. But the fact that intelligent design scholars do publish peer-reviewed articles is no thanks to Darwinists, many of whom do their best to ensure that peer-reviewed articles by intelligent design scientists never see the light of day.

North Carolina paying for eugenics

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Article reads: Although North Carolina was one of the last states to abandon the practice, it was one of the first to issue a formal apology for it. Now the Tar Heel state wants to take another step to rectify past behavior as it considers granting financial compensation for as many as 2,900 surviving men and women who were victims of their program.

Happy orangutans

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Article reads: Although researchers find it unlikely that good spirits cause longer life in orangutans, the happiness of captive orangutans might give indications as to the state of their health and welfare. As such, it could become a valuable tool for ensuring their future health, happiness and survival.