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11-1-11 Science in America: Decline and fall
Science in America: Decline and fall
The US is the most powerful scientific nation on Earth and yet the status of science in public life has never been so low. Why?
10-29-11 Science in America: Selling the truth
Science in America: Selling the truth
Opponents of science are experts at winning the battle for hearts and minds. It's time to learn their game and beat them at it.
10-19-11 Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world
Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world
As anti-capitalist protesters take to the streets, mathematics has teased apart the global economic network to show who's really pulling the strings. AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy. The study’s assumptions have attracted some criticism, but complex systems analysts contacted by New Scientist say it is a unique effort to untangle control in the global economy. Pushing the analysis further, they say, could help to identify ways of making global capitalism more stable. The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York’s Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo). But the study, by a trio of complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, is the first to go beyond ideology to empirically identify such a network of power. It combines the mathematics long used to model natural systems with comprehensive corporate data to map ownership among the world’s transnational corporations (TNCs).
9-26-11 In God We Trust
In God We Trust
Few in number, dominionists believe the Bible should govern society.
9-13-11 Sex abuse victims urge ICC Pope investigation
Sex abuse victims urge ICC Pope investigation
A group representing victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests is asking the International Criminal Court to investigate Pope Benedict XVI and three senior cardinals for alleged crimes against humanity.
8-5-11 Dutch rethink Christianity for a doubtful world
Dutch rethink Christianity for a doubtful world
The Rev Klaas Hendrikse can offer his congregation little hope of life after death, and he's not the sort of man to sugar the pill.
6-1-11 The Birth of Religion
The Birth of Religion
We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art, and religion. Now the world's oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization.
1-20-11 Baroness Warsi says Muslim prejudice seen as normal
Baroness Warsi says Muslim prejudice seen as normal
Prejudice against Muslims has "passed the dinner-table test" and become socially acceptable in the UK, a senior Conservative is to say.
11-27-10 Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens debate religion
Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens debate religion
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has defended the role of religion in global affairs, in a Canadian TV debate with atheist columnist Christopher Hitchens.
To require this Christian society to allow atheists not just to join but to conduct Bible classes ... That's crazy.
4-15-10 The 7 Clobber Passages
The 7 Clobber Passages
Fish Out of Water Film Takeaway
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