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Fascinating Website on the History of Conflict Between Science and Belief, a Must for Atheists

http://vserver1.cscs.lsa.umich.edu/~crshalizi/White/

Started by James M. Martin

6 Aug 19
Reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark

Dogs poop along magnetic field lines

See http://www.livescience.com/42317-dogs-poop-along-north-south-magnetic-lines.html. I wonder if there's a preferred orientation for toile…

Started by Luara

1 Aug 10
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Cannabis composition determines effects on the brain.

Cannabis composition determines effects on the brain. "Cannabis with high cannabidiol levels will make a more appealing option for anti-pai…

Started by Joan Denoo

10 Jul 30
Reply by Luara

Mysterious Spiral Light over Oaxaca in Mexico 2014

Mysterious Spiral Light over Oaxaca in Mexico 2014 Looks like a good case of Photoshop to me. 

Started by Joan Denoo

1 Jul 30
Reply by Michael Penn

How to spot a psychopath: Jon Ronson at TEDxMarrakesh

Jon Ronson, an award-winning writer and documentary maker, the author of two previous bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists and The…

Started by Joan Denoo

0 Jul 29

Renewable energy

"Solar power worldwide is growing faster than cellphones. In this video, Amory Lovins explains how since 2008, half the world's new elect…

Started by Joan Denoo

5 Jul 25
Reply by Joan Denoo

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

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