Fraud threatens the integrity of social psychology
Michael Cook | 04 May 2013 |
Scientific studies are used to support controversial social policies like same-sex marriage. But can we rely on them?
Human evolution: science’s golden child or spoilt brat?
Darren Curnoe | 12 April 2013 |
tags: evolution, science journals
Why are science journals so fascinated by fossils of ancient man? Don't other discoveries merit even more attention?
Brain explosion: big neuroscience teams up with Obama
Denyse O'Leary | 08 March 2013 |
tags: economics, love, neuroscience
The US President is backing a brain activity map project that would cost billions and may be fatally flawed.
The New Eugenics
Michael Cook | 14 December 2012 |
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.
How education hijacked brain research
Max Coltheart | 11 December 2012 |
tags: education, neuroscience
Some governments and schools are considering high-cost brain training programs despite a lack of evidence of any educational benefits.
AIDS and medical ethics: a great betrayal
Matthew Hanley | 25 September 2012 |
tags: HIVAIDS, medical ethics, philosophy
The risk reduction ethic only aims to sanitise and thereby perpetuate hazardous behaviour.
Reverend Moon versus the scientists
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 September 2012 |
tags: cults, human enhancement, science
The Moonie founder was not the only one with a messiah complex.
Higgs - the musical
Archil Kobakhidze | 20 July 2012 |
tags: Higgs boson, science
If you find the "God particle" baffling, perhaps listening to it would help.
The battle to reclaim free will
Andrew Mullins | 06 July 2012 |
tags: free will, neuroscience
Most neuroscientists today are materialists who believe that everything we do is determined. But this ignores our rationality and free will. There must be a better way.
How is “unintended pregnancy” a federal health issue?
James M. Thunder | 06 July 2012 |
Obama’s contraceptive mandate is based on a sociological concept and cost-saving, not medical science.
What can a brain scan tell us about ourselves?
Denyse O'Leary | 28 June 2012 |
Can brain scans detect whether we lean politically to the left or to the right?
Nunsense about the pill
Alex Perrottet | 09 December 2011 |
Why the hazards of nulliparity in the cloister have nothing to do with the Vatican.
Abortion and mental health: science vs politics
Priscilla K. Coleman | 23 November 2011 |
Publication in a leading psychiatry journal did not prevent a barrage of criticism for the author of a study showing the mental health risks of abortion.
And yet, it moves
George Pell | 01 November 2011 |
tags: climate change, consensus
A Catholic prelate finds himself in the party of Galileo and against the consensus of true believers on climate change.
The science of eggsploitation
Richard Egan | 11 October 2011 |
Human cloning researchers pay women to risk death so they can pursue their doomed experiments.
Dale O'Leary | 22 July 2011 |
A key player in the prevention controversy documents how the AIDS establishment has betrayed the developing world.
If only Mozart had lived in Greece
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 July 2011 |
Did the musical genius die from a deficit of sunlight?
A mean age for youthful sex
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 June 2011 |
tags: adolescence, HIVAIDS, sex education, sexual behaviour
What exactly do the studies mean when they report an average age for sexual initiation?
“Criminal brains” and what to do about them
Denyse O'Leary | 09 June 2011 |
tags: capital punishment, crime, neuroscience
The budding science of neurolaw could make the life or death of a prisoner dependent on a brain scan.
Does death end all?
Denyse O'Leary | 26 May 2011 |
tags: atheism, immortality, science
Some thoughts on Stephen Hawking’s recent declaration
Has science buried God?
William West | 05 May 2011 |
No, far from it, an Oxford professor insists.
Same-sex attraction: a therapist’s view
Philip Sutton | 18 April 2011 |
tags: homosexuality, therapy
Not everyone attracted to the same sex is happy about it. What help is there for those who want to change?
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