Galileo Galilei

I fear that, short of urgent, fundamental change, my next letter will be a eulogy.
Q. But isn't it better to have only one view and avoid error and discord? "A philosophy or theology that purports to make
An exciting summer with a spate of newsworthy news got me sidetracked (at least that's my excuse). After three months without posts, I'm now returning and offering snippets of the book I've been writing on emerging adults, mainstream science, and mere Christianity.
When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.
Three great unsolved mysteries remain, and they are the same riddles asked by ancient Greek philosophers: What is the universe made of? Where did the universe come from? How do we know what's real?
Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas and first official contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination
When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self-interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.
The center of the universe might be closer than you think -- in fact, it might be right under your feet. A conservative Catholic crank, Robert Sungenis, is now resurrecting the long-discredited geocentric model in a bizarre movie called The Principle.
Why did he think that doubt is generative? Many people seem to believe the opposite, namely, that doubt is destructive -- or at least paralyzing. Others fear doubt, because it threatens their otherwise comfortable sense of certainty.
When it comes to reproductive issues like contraception and abortion, the Vatican has taken a consistently conservative stance
In 1588, shortly before he assumed the position of lecturer in mathematics at Pisa, the 24-year-old Galileo Galilei was invited by the Florentine Academy to present two lectures with an unusual title: "On the Shape, Location, and Size of Dante's Inferno."
The reason for Kepler-22b's fame is that it might sustain living organisms. But what if it does? I suspect that if life were discovered the first thing we'd want to do after we'd recovered from the initial awe would be to exploit it.
It happens in every generation: someone comes up with ideas that look crazy but turn out to be genius. When do they get the