The Trump administration is outlining policies that put our response to climate change in deep jeopardy and threaten to change the fundamental direction of science in the U.S.
When historians look back at the presidential election of 2016 they will certainly have many questions, but perhaps the biggest one isn’t getting enough attention today. “What the (insert the popular profanity of the future)?” they will likely ask. “Why was there hardly any mention of climate change?” Or will the future inhabitants of Earth be so distracted by survival that they won’t even care what happened in 2016 when the greatest country on the planet at that time denied this problem existed?
People with religious beliefs have a poorer grasp of the physical world than their non-believing counterparts, a new study claims.
Researchers from the University of Helsinki surveyed 258 people about their beliefs, and whether they thought “there exists an all-powerful, all-knowing, loving God.”
Pascal’s Wager is an argument in apologetic philosophy devised by the seventeenth-century French philosopher, mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal. It posits that humans all bet with their lives either that God exists or that he does not. Pascal argues that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell).
Hedging one’s bets in such a cowardly way is one way to waste one’s life.
The state’s education agency quietly killed anti-evolution propaganda from the public school curriculum in September. Now there’s a fair chance it will be illegal to teach next year.