Science & Technology

Epigenetics: sign of the Fall or reason for hope?

The Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich., recently announced they are founding a research hub for the new and exciting field of epigenetics. The better known discipline of genetics studies genes, mutations and genetic inheritance, whereas epigenetics studies chemical modification of genes that have profound effects on how genes…  [more]

Sex-selective abortion and gender discrimination

The 2012 defection of Chen Guancheng - a vocal opponent of China’s one-child policy - highlighted the tragedy of sex-selective abortion in other countries. Sex-selective abortion is indeed appalling because it combines two evils that subvert human dignity: elective abortion and gender discrimination. Yet even as the United States defends…  [more]

Bill Nye versus Ken Ham - you don’t have to choose

The Internet is buzzing about the upcoming debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye. If you haven’t heard, prominent Young Earth Creationist Ham is hosting Nye, “the Science Guy,” at the Creation Museum on Feb. 4 to discuss this question: “Is creation a viable model for origins?” Predictably, most of…  [more]

Focus is overrated

My kids came home so excited. The author - who appeared at their school on a national book tour; who had sold gazillions of copies of her books; who both wrote and illustrated her stories; whose name was a staple on spines in libraries and homes across the land -…  [more]

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