Science and Religion

Pray Like I Do

Pray Like I Do
All too frequently, religious fundamentalists of various faiths demand that everyone must follow their rules. The controversy across our states about marriage equality is a home-grown example. Citing their interpretation of the Bible, American fundamentalists want our government to enshrine their views of homosexuality into secular law.
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Caltech Faulted for Unfair Labor Practices at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Caltech Faulted for Unfair Labor Practices at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
“It is astounding that Caltech and JPL, home to the 21st Century’s leadership in science and engineering, could harbor administrative bureaucrats who develop workplace rules similar to those described in Charles Dickins’ 19th Century writings"
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Fetus Food: Another Urban Legend Busted

Freshman Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey recently introduced a bill that would ban “the sale or manufacture of food or products which contain aborted human fetuses.” After a collective brow-raise over such a bizarre proposal, Shortey told theL os Angeles Times he got the idea “while doing some research on the Internet.”
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Intruding Upon the Constitution by the Religious Right

Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky, of Peoria, Illinois, ordered all parish priests in his diocese to read a letter to their congregations condemning Barack Obama. The letter, to be read the weekend before the election, declared that Obama and the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate had launched an “assault upon our religious freedom.”
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Romney’s Prosperity Gospel: The Candidate as Televangelist

Mitt Romney’s endorsement by various televangelists obscures the more important ways in which the candidate himself now projects the essence of televangelism. As the campaign enters the final days, Candidate Romney increasingly exhorts hi...
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