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Great news came across my RSS reader the other day that author and journalist, Chris Mooney, was among twelve journalists selected by the John Templeton Foundation for an intensive two-month fellowship on the relationship between science and religion. The Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science & Religion provide financial support for scholars to study at their…

From “Lesser Known Wise and Prophetic Words of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.” by liberal writer and California Democratic Party delegate, Deborah White: “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not…

Steve Silberman and Rebecca Skloot just pointed out to me an editorial from science writer Chris Mooney that has appeared online and will be in the Sunday, January 3rd edition of The Washington Post. In the essay, “On issues like global warming and evolution, scientists need to speak up,” Mooney continues his longstanding call to…

A little Sunday morning religion

I’m not drinking these days but scribbler50 at Behind the Stick is still my favorite bartender. This week, it may be the Devil or it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody. Yea verily, go forth this morning and read.

I absolutely guarantee that the President wanted a fine, handcrafted American ale. But I am certain that the conservative press would’ve jumped this as an “elitist” choice as they did his campaign comments on arugula. Instead, he chose Bud Light. The President had a choice to promote the craft-brewing industry in the US – the…

Triangle Tweetup tonight

I only signed up for Twitter (@abelpharmboy) on 21 January but have found it incredibly valuable for staying up to speed on blogs, MSM articles, local and national news, and science and medicine stories. I’ve already accumulated 284 “followers” which is about half of our daily blog visitors. I’d say that about 60% of those…

Serendipity. Me and Tancredo, of all people. Start here: The press has been buzzing today about former Colorado congressman and US presidential candidate, Tom Tancredo, having to cut a speech short yesterday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill due to protesters on his stance toward illegal/unauthorized immigration to the US. With regard…

My deepest gratitude goes out this morning to Bora Zivkovic, Mrs. Coturnix, and family for hosting what was for my daughter and I our first Seder supper. The evening was made even more special with Sheril Kirshenbaum, her BF and his labmate, Lisa (I’m sorry I don’t know your full name but I do remember…

Even though it’s Saturday morning, drinking coffee while getting ready to take the PharmKid to ballet class, I’m not usually one to throw up YouTube videos as blog posts without any context. However, my dear friend, frequent commenter, and devoted traffic-driver, anjou, passed this along to me. I’ve never really gotten into the whole spoken-word…

I just started receiving a bunch of Google referral hits from readers searching for a story about the US Federal Trade Commission apparently taking regulatory action against a church that is selling supplements claimed to exhibit anti-cancer activities. The article in question, “Tyrannical FTC Threatens Christian Church with Imprisonment for Selling Dietary Supplements,” was written…