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- Why can't science answer our question about God?
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- Is global warming a serious issue?
- The Surprising Intelligence of Non-Human Primates
- The problems of colonizing another planet
- How could global warming make our winters colder?
- a scientific theory examined
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- Great Ideas
- how do we know that?
- humans, primates, and other life on earth
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For thousands of years, there have been mystics who describe an experience of a transcendent reality that most humans beings do not have. In different cultures and religions, this experience takes various forms, but they all seem to revolve around a loss of a sense … Continue reading
The Decline Effect reveals a source of uncertainty, a reason why scientific facts might be wrong. So is science so riddled with potential error that we should give it up? Is it too biased to bother with? Only people who … Continue reading
The Decline Effect, which seems to have appeared in almost every area of science, is a phenomenon scientists have noticed only recently in which the results which seemed initially to be very strong get weaker and weaker as studies replicate … Continue reading
Most scientists understand today that scientific fact is never absolutely certain. One reason is that a new theory might always displace an earlier theory, which then puts everything we thought we “knew” into a different perspective. And indeed this has … Continue reading
The Abel Prize – the “Nobel prize of mathematics” – was awarded this year to a man who proved that the shortest distance between two points isn’t always a straight line. Most of us were taught in geometry that it … Continue reading
One of the fundamentals of applying the scientific method is the principle that conclusions are based on empirical evidence. Scientific proof, in other words, is supposed to be based on “facts” that we can, in some way, see, touch, feel, … Continue reading