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Brain Scams

Brain Scams

The latest neuro-nonsense is part of a larger drive towards reductionism in science.

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Echoes of the Big Bang

Echoes of the Big Bang

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The recent discovery of primordial gravitational waves supports the Torah’s account of creation, and may shed light on the age of the universe enigma.

Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer Genes

Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer Genes

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Angelina Jolie's decision: weighing the pros and cons.

The Great Ocean of Truth

The Great Ocean of Truth

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Despite the staggering discoveries made by science, the universe is still shrouded in awesome mystery.

Is Anybody There?

Is Anybody There?

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New studies demonstrate how people thought to be in an irreversible “vegetative” state showed signs of full consciousness.

The Magic Eye

The Magic Eye

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Sometime we need to learn how to see.

The Moon Over Mexico

The Moon Over Mexico

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A trip into the unknown, courtesy of Dr. Knight.

Will Your Cell Phone Kill You?

Will Your Cell Phone Kill You?

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A Jewish approach to risk evaluation.

Stephen Hawking & God

Stephen Hawking & God

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Is God needed to create the universe?

The Natural Order

The Natural Order

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Approaching the boundaries of nature with trepidation.

Hospice

Hospice

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Angel of mercy or angel of death? A cautionary tale.

Someone's There

Someone's There

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Patients thought to be in a vegetative state were demonstrated to be hearing and thinking.

The Origins of Life

The Origins of Life

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One reason why I know there is a God active in our world.

8 Tips for Getting Fit

8 Tips for Getting Fit

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How to keep your resolution to get fit and healthy.

It's Your Universe

It's Your Universe

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Our planet is truly a miracle.

Lose It!

Lose It!

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How to lose weight and keep it off.

Live Organ Donation

Live Organ Donation

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Does Jewish law permit donating a kidney? What about selling one?

The Alphabet of Life

The Alphabet of Life

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DNA is one of the most powerful clues we have of the existence of a spiritual reality.

Swine Flu Ethics

Swine Flu Ethics

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A Jewish response to the potential swine flu pandemic.

Life by Accident

Life by Accident

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The odds of random life are so improbable, believing it requires a gigantic leap of faith.

Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

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Is the destruction of preexisting pre-embryos permitted for stem cell research?

Galactic Torah

Galactic Torah

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Talmudic wisdom is no "puff of start dust."

Biblical Archeology: Bringing the Bible to Life

Biblical Archeology: Bringing the Bible to Life

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Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.

Why Clouds?

Why Clouds?

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Mystical lessons within the clouds.

Egyptology in the Torah: Biblical Archeology

Egyptology in the Torah: Biblical Archeology

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Contrary to popular Egyptologist belief, the Torah does contain numerous hints of contemporary life in ancient Egypt.

Saving Mr. Golubchuk

Saving Mr. Golubchuk

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This was no replay of the infamous Terry Schiavo case. Everyone knew the patient wanted to live. Yet the hospital viewed those wishes as irrelevant.

Biblical Archeology: Prophet and the Earthquake

Biblical Archeology: Prophet and the Earthquake

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The historicity of Balaam, the non-Jewish prophet.

"Virtually Brain Dead"

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When is a person no longer considered alive?

Did Hebron Disappear?

Did Hebron Disappear?

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Despite the overwhelming evidence, why do some archeologists claim that Hebron was uninhabited during the times of Moses and Joshua?

Circumcision and the Eighth Day

Circumcision and the Eighth Day

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Why should circumcision be the sign of the covenant between the Jews and God?

Brazen New World

Brazen New World

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Ending a human life is not a medical decision, it's a moral one.

The Fly

The Fly

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Why did God create the lowly, pesky fly?

Should We Tell Grandpa?

Should We Tell Grandpa?

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Telling a sick person of a death.

An Atheist Turns

An Atheist Turns

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Unable to disprove the message, The NY Times tries to discredit the messenger.

A Lesson of Love

A Lesson of Love

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Long live the lichen!

Sanctity of the Human Body

Sanctity of the Human Body

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Do we own our bodies, or are they only on loan?

Not a Doctor's Decision

Not a Doctor's Decision

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An assault on the concept of the sanctity of life.

Autopsy

Autopsy

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How do we balance respecting the dead with the need to help the living?

Altering Genes

Altering Genes

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Would it be good if we could genetically alter human characteristics like IQ and height?

Man of Science, Man of Faith

Man of Science, Man of Faith

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Religious inquiry and scientific investigation can complement each other.

Firefly

Firefly

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Thou shalt not vacuum thy fellow.

Partial - Birth

Partial - Birth "Abortion"

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Do you know what act the law is addressing?

The Wonder of Thunder

The Wonder of Thunder

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What's the deeper meaning behind the creation of a loud smack right in the middle of a heavy rainstorm?

Judaism and Cosmetic Surgery

Judaism and Cosmetic Surgery

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A comprehensive overview on plastic surgery in Jewish law.

Abortion in Jewish Law

Abortion in Jewish Law

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The traditional Jewish view does not fit conveniently into the major "camps" in the current debate.

Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly

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Has the sanctity of human life become passe?

Charlie Darwin's Angels

Charlie Darwin's Angels

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Who says the theory of evolution is scientific?

Evolution: Rationality vs. Randomness

Evolution: Rationality vs. Randomness

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An M.I.T. trained scientist takes a look at Darwin, the fossil record, and the likelihood of random evolution.

A Timeless Argument about Creation

A Timeless Argument about Creation

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Eighty years ago, the thought controllers wanted no Darwin; today's thought controllers want only Darwin.

Age of the Universe

Age of the Universe

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How old is the world? Ancient commentators propose that the world may be simultaneously young and old.

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