“I will” means something after all
Is free will becoming fashionable again in neuroscience?
What’s wrong with Richard Dawkins?
For starters, his arguments for Darwinism are not very scientific.
Permanent Present Tense
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.
The world’s most famous physicist tells his own story
Stephen Hawking's autobiography is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the achievements of a cultural icon.
Discovered: the secret of morality
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.
The UN’s climate change chief puts politics first
Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a non-stop train wreck.
New malaria vaccine the first to offer complete protection
Looking for good news? Scientists now think that within six or seven years we will have a cheap and effective fix.
Safeguards needed for genetic privacy
If your genome can be digitized, it can be hacked.
Fraud threatens the integrity of social psychology
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?
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
The US President is backing a brain activity map project that would cost billions and may be fatally flawed.
The New Eugenics
Some scientists are haunted by the idea of genetic degeneracy.
How education hijacked brain research
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
The risk reduction ethic only aims to sanitise and thereby perpetuate hazardous behaviour.
Reverend Moon versus the scientists
The Moonie founder was not the only one with a messiah complex.
Higgs - the musical
If you find the "God particle" baffling, perhaps listening to it would help.
The battle to reclaim free will
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?
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?
Can brain scans detect whether we lean politically to the left or to the right?
Nunsense about the pill
Why the hazards of nulliparity in the cloister have nothing to do with the Vatican.
Abortion and mental health: science vs politics
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
A Catholic prelate finds himself in the party of Galileo and against the consensus of true believers on climate change.
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