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Cholesterol, saturated fat and the "Mediterranean diet"

Since the "saturated fat is fine" ideas of Gary Taubes etc. came up, I read up on it some.  I found a history of the cholesterol controvers…

Started by Luara

11 Jul 8
Reply by Russell Pangborn

People reject science even when they are informed about it

Yesterday's New York Times had an interesting article about the collision between belief and fact. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/upshot

Started by Dr. Allan H. Clark

16 Jul 8
Reply by booklover

Belief in science is also comforting

As everyone here knows, one of the arguments made for religious belief is that it is comforting in the face of life's difficulties. It turn…

Started by Dr. Allan H. Clark

30 Jul 6
Reply by Freethinker31

An answer to the "universe from nothing" question

I recently became aware of a theory that may answer that question. It was on a special about Stephen Hawking . Basically, he said at the mo…

Started by roland707

59 Jul 6
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Daniel Dennett on William Lane Craig and many other things

Daniel Dennett on the criterion of mindbogglingness in science and many other things

Started by Luara

59 Jun 10
Reply by Luara

To understand how Western science works...

This morning I read an article one of my friends on Facebook had forwarded to me. At first I thought the young lady who wrote it was trying…

Started by David Maxwell

19 Jun 2
Reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark

Why People Believe In God (2)

   Out of many possible explanations whether known or unknown for people's affinity towards the concept of god, one thing that comes to my…

Started by Vasanth Ra

1 May 28
Reply by Michael Penn

What should I learn before buying a telescope ?

Recently, I have got stuck in interest of discovering the beauty of the sky. And it decided to buy a telescope. I am entirely novice in tha…

Started by Acciaccatura G Major

11 May 25
Reply by Acciaccatura G Major

An acupuncture mystery

Researchers electrically stimulated an acupuncture point in mice, which triggered a neural pathway that influenced their immune system!  On…

Started by Luara

8 May 23
Reply by Luara

Shark antibodies

Sharks have very durable antibodies.  Maybe that's why sharks may rarely get cancer.  Human antibodies may be very effective medications fo…

Started by Luara

3 May 19
Reply by Napoleon Bonaparte

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