Monday, February 29, 2016

Brains Hardwired for Religion

Is belief in God a matter of choice, or is it a result of evolution.  

Friday, February 19, 2016


Christian In Name Only.  Donald Trump is hardly the first to wear that badge.  Some say he can wear it next to his RINO badge.  The issue to which "the Donald" seems oblivious is - participation goes deeper than "claims".   It also involves "practice". Pope Francis seems to question Trump's sincerity.

Trump is hardly alone in his ignorance.  Nevertheless, we are surprised that Trump who claims expertise in everything, missed the following Bible entry
15"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.…
Matthew 7:16
Will this change the mind of any Trump supporter?  We doubt it.  As in our experience in most matters religious, cognitive dissonance will prevail.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

How Presidential Candidates Get Science Wrong

Popular Science has distributed by email its analysis about "How Presidential Candidates Get Science Wrong."

This notice is kind of like "the pot calling the kettle black."  Without going into the all the details about how Popular Science has contributed to the discrediting of science through its frequently exaggerated expectations about potential impact of preliminary science discoveries, we focus on one claim in this latest "exclusive."

[Popular] Science says