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Displaying items by tag: Religion

Sunday, 22 May 2011 12:22

Oh the Rapture (nothing happened!)

Rolling around the world, at 6pm in every time-zone, Saturday May 21st was the day all good christians would ascend to heaven, leaving the rest of us heathens to flounder in the mud.  Unfortunately (for the christians) nothing happened.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Sunday, 28 March 2010 00:51

Biologist priest accepts Darwin, God

Biologist and former Catholic priest Francisco J. Ayala has been honored with the Templeton Prize for his work in affirming spirituality. Ayala believes that God created the world and evolution took over afterwards.

 

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 07:05

Ancient Bible available online

An ancient Bible containing the earliest complete copy of the New Testament has been reassembled online.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 20:03

Newsweek poll: Religious in America

The magazine Newsweek conducted a poll about religious views of people in the United States. Its title "A Post-Christian Nation?" raises some interesting thoughts on religious views, and their trends over time.

Published in Biology
Danish researchers wanted to find out if religious people think they are really talking to a real entity ('God') or a fictitious one ('Santa Claus'). MRI scans to the prefrontal cortex in the brain were the key to their conclusion.

Published in Biology
A study based out of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States found that terminally ill patients were three times more likely to receive life-prolonging medical procedures during the last week of their lives if they were “positively” religious and spiritual as opposed to being “negatively” religious/spiritual.

Published in Health
The following is a compilation of ten articles about English naturalist Charles Darwin, upon the two hundredth anniversary of his birth and the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the publication of his landmark book “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.”

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 18:58

Is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama still twittering?

There is a Buddhist saying that "Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise" which certainly appears to fit the strange case of the Twittering Dalai Lama.

Published in Market
Saturday, 07 February 2009 21:18

PEW Forum discusses Darwin's view on how we got here

Charles Darwin published his work On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859. We are still discussing it, and sometimes fighting over it, now 150 years later. The Pew Forum adds to the rational and logical discussion of evolution versus creationism, or, simply, how we got here.

Published in Biology
According to the new book about Charles Darwin ("Darwin's Sacred Cause"), the main reason why he developed the controversial theory that all animals including humans evolved from a common ancestor was because of his hatred with the slavery of one group of humans by another group of humans.

Published in Biology
Friday, 19 December 2008 04:27

Say your prayers with an iPhone

An iPhone application that shows the day's Roman Catholic prayers has been given Vatican approval.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 21:38

Three Wise Men saw Jesus in June

According to Australian astronomer David Reneke, the bright Christmas Star (or, the Star of Bethlehem), which has been written about as appearing over the little manger in the town of Bethlehem some 2,000 years ago, did not occur in December but in June. Maybe Bing Crosby should be singing about a "Green Christmas," not a White one?

Published in Space
Monday, 10 November 2008 04:55

Ten Reasons why Linux is really a Religion

(and five why Windows is not!)

Published in Open Source
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What will be one of the PS3’s biggest titles for the year has been delayed.  The adventures of Sackboy and Sackgirl in LittleBigPlanet will have to wait until offensive material is removed from the game.

Published in Entertainment
Sunday, 12 October 2008 21:25

Catholics get pain relief from Virgin Mary

A U.K. study finds that devout Catholics have less pain than agnostics and atheists when viewing a painting of the Virgin Mary and being mildly shocked with electricity.

Published in Biology
Wednesday, 01 October 2008 18:07

Egypt continues cruel circumcision practice on girls

Even though the government of Egypt banned female genital mutilation (FGM) six years ago, it still happens frequently, according to a new study undertaken by American and Egyptian researchers.

Published in Health
Thursday, 11 September 2008 07:27

Spore cops anti-christian tag

It could be a hoax, but the antispore blog has been up for a couple of days now, with all sorts of raves against the latest Maxis opus, Spore.  Who would have thought that a PG rated game could raise christian ire as much as a good session of Grand Theft Auto IV?

Published in Radioactive IT
Israeli scientists are preparing to digitally photograph thousands of fragments of the approximate one thousand separate documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls so they will be viewable on the Internet to the general public and available for scientific and religious study.

Published in Biology
While growing up in Spain, Francisco Ayala attended Catholic schools. Young Ayala studied Evolution in science class and Creationism in religion class. Arguments did not occur with regard to learning either subject so he studied both. The following is an interview regarding the subject of teaching science and creationisn.
Published in UNI-verse
According to a Pew study, most Americans are religious with 92% believing in a universal power, nearly 75% in heaven, almost 60% in hell, and over 50% pray daily; and nearly all religious groups tend to be either Republican or Democrat.

Published in Climate
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