god did not create the universe, says Hawking
(Reuters) – god did not create the universe and the "Big Bang" was an
inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British
theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book...
Atheist doctors 'more likely to hasten death'
who are atheist or agnostic are twice as likely to take decisions that
might shorten the life of somebody who is terminally ill as doctors who
UPDATED: Cuccinelli: Holiday displays, religious or otherwise, are allowed on ...
Washington Post (blog)
certainly hope that his new "interpretation" of the law allows for the
display of the Koran on government property. separation of church and
state means ...
Highway memorials unconstitutional?
courts consider it separation-of-church-and-state case. Opponents frame
it differently, claiming it is an issue of freedom of speech. ...
Non-believer seeks Church escape clause
gave me a questionnaire to fill out and in it I actually wrote, 'I'm an
atheist and my parents are making me do this.' They went ahead and did
Woman Spends 20 years Trying to Leave the Catholic Church
In the questionnaire, she wrote “I'm an atheist and my parents are making me do this.” The confirmation went ahead. “But
the fact that I don't believe in ...
Who is Rob Sherman, traveling atheist?
making his foray into the affairs of Southern Illinois in May, atheist
Rob Sherman of Buffalo Grove has captured the public's attention - not
Kentucky State Fair's atheist booth sparks spirited discussions
was manning a booth sponsored by the Kentucky Secular Society, a
coalition of atheist and humanistic groups seeking to make themselves
known in a setting ...
Study: Atheist Doctors Twice as Likely to Pull Plug
to a mail-in survey of nearly 4000 British doctors, those who were
atheist or agnostic were almost twice as willing to take actions
designed to ...
UK study: Nonreligious doctors hasten death more
MARIA CHENG - AP Medical Writer LONDON -- Doctors who are atheist or
agnostic are twice as likely to make decisions that could end the lives
of their ...
Study Links Faith Of Doctor With Life-Death Decisions
AHN | All Headline News
found that of the almost 3000 British doctors he surveyed, atheist or
agnostic doctors are twice more likely to do something--such as give a
BOOKS, FILM, THEATRE, TV, YOU TUBE
No Hollywood Ending: 'Tillman Story' Powerfully Probes Military Cover-Up
NEWS JUNKIE POST
He was an avowed atheist who had qualms about the US invasion of Iraq, telling fellow soldiers he thought the invasion
may have been illegal. ...
Will a Pat Tillman documentary be a hit with audiences?
was an atheist who enjoyed studying religion: When he met Tillman,
O'Neal, a Mormon, found the soldier reading the Mormon Bible. ...
The truth about Pat Tillman
with family and friends, a portrait of Tillman emerges that shows a
devoted and highly principled family man who read Norm Chomsky and was
an atheist. ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Embark with Darwin's Armada
National Center for Science Education
is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Iain McCalman's Darwin's
Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution (WW
Norton, 2009). ...
Nanoscale DNA Sequencing Could Spur Revolution in Personal Health Care
(Aug. 21, 2010) — In experiments with potentially broad health care
implications, a research team led by a University of Washington
physicist has devised a method that works at a very small scale to
quickly and relatively inexpensively...
Autism Linked to Multisensory Integration
(Aug. 20, 2010) — A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College
of Medicine of Yeshiva University has provided concrete evidence that
children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) process sensory
information such as sound, touch and vision differently than typically
Male Menopause Affects More Than Five Million Men
(Aug. 20, 2010) — While most frequently associated with women's health,
age-related hormone changes, often dubbed menopause, can occur in men
well, causing symptoms of fatigue, mood swings, decreased desire for
sex, hair loss, lack of concentration and weight gain. Experts estimate
that more than 5 million men are affected, yet worry the number may be
considerably higher since symptoms are frequently ignored...
Nanoscale Inhomogeneities in Superconductors Explained
(Aug. 20, 2010) — Superconducting materials, which transmit power
resistance-free, are found to perform optimally when high- and
low-charge density varies on the nanoscale level, according to research
performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory...
Galactic 'Super-Volcano' in Action
(Aug. 20, 2010) — A galactic "super-volcano" in the massive galaxy M87
is erupting and blasting gas outwards, as witnessed by NASA's Chandra
X-ray Observatory and NSF's Very Large Array. The cosmic volcano is
being driven by a giant black hole in the galaxy's center and preventing
hundreds of millions of new stars from forming...
Geologists Revisit Earth's Great Oxygenation Event: More Like the 'Great Redox Evolution'
(Aug. 20, 2010) — In "The Sign of the Four" Sherlock Holmes tells
Watson he has written a monograph on 140 forms of cigar-, cigarette-,
pipe-tobacco, "with colored plates illustrating the difference in the
ash." He finds the ash invaluable for the identification of miscreants
who happen to smoke during the commission of a crime...
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Reveals 'Incredible Shrinking Moon'
(Aug. 20, 2010) — Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate
the moon shrank globally in the geologically recent past and might still
be shrinking today, according to a team analyzing new images from
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft. The results
provide important clues to the moon's recent geologic and tectonic
Scientist IDs Genes That Promise to Make Biofuel Production More Efficient, Economical
(Aug. 20, 2010) — A University of Illinois metabolic engineer has taken
the first step toward the more efficient and economical production of
biofuels by developing a strain of yeast with increased alcohol
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
The bells, the bells
have their prayer call and it is exclusive for them” Sitting in his
home office, surrounded by piles of books on faith and atheism, Michael
Troops Punished After Refusing to Attend Evangelical Concert
questioned what would have happened if Smith's commanding officer was a
Muslim or atheist and demanded that his subordinates attend an Islamic
Lakeland Atheists Amend Prayer Lawsuit Against City
Cary McMullen An atheist organization that is suing the city of
Lakeland, seeking a halt to its practice of beginning City Commission
meetings with ...
Mexico investigates complaints against Catholic church in conflict over same ...
The Canadian Press
secular nature of the Mexican government and the principle of the
separation of church and state guarantee freedom of expression of all
Army Anti-Discrimination Officials Pressured Soldiers Not to File ...
never once heard of a Muslim event or an atheist event," he said. "The
vast majority of them have to be Christian events." According to MRFF,
the DoD has ...
SC AG: New 'I Believe' license plates are legal
Myrtle Beach Sun News
group that advocates separation of church and state sued in 2008, after
a bill creating the previous "I Believe" plates - featuring a Christian
Group sues Collier school board over bibles
school board's reasoning is that they want to keep the constitutional
model of separation of church and state in tact. "The school board has
to be fair ...
Cuccinelli OKs balanced holiday religious displays
Nelson County Times
how the Attorney General of Virginia sees the latest debate over
freedom of expression and the separation of church and state. Del. ...
Roadside memorials safe from appeals court ruling
the view of both state Attorney General Gary King as well as the
atheist organization that fought the Utah crosses. Last week, a
three-judge panel ...
Jesus Christ depictions alongside secular symbols on public buildings are ...
separation of church and state, he cited a Court opinion in Lynch V.
Donnelly which explained that the “metaphor itself is not a wholly
Religious Displays On Government Property
Still, many wonder about how the separation of Church and State plays
in to holiday displays on government property. "I think we ought to be allowed to ...
County puts a hold on $20000 grant to pro-life group
News 8 KFMB
given to the group in the past was used illegally for religious
purposes -- a violation of the separation of church and state, according
to the ACLU. ...
Mexico City mayor sues cardinal
5 pm, they plan to form a human chain between the cathedral and the
state government building to dramatize the separation of church and
'Being Gay is Disgusting' - A New Take on an Old Testament
PR Web (press release)
if you're an atheist and say the bible is untrue, then you should read
it so you know what you're talking about. If you say the Bible is true,
When Is a Muslim Not a Muslim?
By TOBIN HARSHAW
you think Barack Obama is a Muslim? According to the Pew Center, many
Americans do. According to Politico’s Josh Gerstein, Time magazine’s
pollsters found that a majority of Republicans do. But here’s another
question: How many of the
Americans who say they think Barack Obama is a Muslim actually believe
that he is one...