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Happy Birthday, Darwin!

Date: 02/13/2014

As my husband had surgery today, and I've been helping him prepare (yesterday), and then spent today at the hospital, today's post is an extended  riff on one from last year, also on Darwin's birthday. I love science. And of course Darwin — like Da Vinci, like Einstein, like Copernicus — dominates it. Today is his birthday, and I promise this post has to do w/ beginner's heart (at least even ...

Related Topics: Health And Wellness

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The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism

Date: 11/04/2013

Skepticism has gotten itself into a pickle - perhaps something a lot more serious than a pickle - that is undermining its good name. The credibility of Wikipedia may be at stake (see below). We live in a skeptical age, because the cornerstone of science, "Everything must be verified," is a skeptical position. When a researcher claims to have accomplished something remarkable, such as cold fusion, ...

Related Topics: Richard Dawkins, Rupert Sheldrake, Wikipedia, Skepticism

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Work remains to realize Eddy's hope

Date: 09/06/2013

Today, in homes and churches, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, Mary Baker Eddy’s words are repeated. That is, of course, appropriate. Her words are thought provoking and filled with many profound images. Borrowing effectively from Christ Jesus, the apostle Paul, John Wesley, the Declaration of Independence, and Alfred Tennyson’s “Hope, Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ...

Related Topics: Official Church, Christian Science Beliefs, Mary Eddy Baker, Healing And Christian Science, Spiritual Icon, God And Evolution

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Can Science Prove God?

Date: 07/19/2013

Can science prove God? For the last several centuries this question would have seemed absurd. Galileo was forced to recant his discoveries before the Pope. Darwin faced vociferous opposition from religious quarters. Today, however, a new way of thinking has found expression among devout scientists. Perhaps its most articulate representative is Frances Collins, the former head of the Human G ...

Related Topics: Blog 347

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No, Creationism is NOT Science; It's Religion (Part Four)

Date: 01/12/2013

As I mentioned in my previous blog entry , the theory of evolution is far from "a theory in crisis," and is in fact fully accepted by the overwhelming majority of scientists worldwide. Within the U.S. alone (where belief in creationism is widespread among the public), polls indicate that about 95% of scientists generally, and over 99% of scientists actually working in relevant fields such as li ...

Related Topics: Blog 347, January 2013

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From Quanta to Qualia: What Nature Is Really Telling Us

Date: 10/15/2012

By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University, and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).   What would it take to make the universe a living thing? What woul ...

Related Topics: Living Universe, Qualia, Freud, Einstein, Quantum Physics, Darwin, Meaning In The Universe, Freeman Dyson, David Bohm

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Darwin, Jane Austen, & my students ~

Date: 02/12/2012

I love science. And of course Darwin — like Da Vinci, like Einstein, like Copernicus — dominates it. Yesterday was his birthday (sorry about the tardy Congrats! , Mr. Darwin). So here is a bit of Darwin reflection ~ and bear with me: I promise it has to do w/ beginner's heart...:) One semester -- and one only -- I tried to teach Darwin in a lit class. We do a lot of nonfiction in literature ...

Related Topics: Unitarian, Buddhism, Darwin, Buddhist Blogs, Britton Gildersleeve, Fundamentalism And Education

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