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Research Shows Prayer Alleviates Depression, Fertility Problems and Surgical Complications

Fascinating. The Daily Mail reports: …The study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, said : ‘Our work suggests that people with a moderate to high level of belief in a higher power do significantly better in short-term psychiatric treatment than those without, regardless of their religious affiliation. Belief was associated with not only improved psychological wellbeing,…

Rebuttal: 7 “Big Government” Laws That Strengthened America

Pierce Willans, a political science student at Seton Hall University, recently penned an article on PolicyMic that purports to demonstrate seven wonderful laws that “Big Government” has given us.  In this article, I would like to address each of these claims, in order to show that none of them actually improved the human condition more than if people had simply been…

Asteroid Facts: What An Asteroid Is and Isn’t

Recently there has been talk of asteroids in the news again.  Asteroid 2012 DA14, a 130,000 metric ton chuck of rock, will pass within 17,200 miles of the Earth on February 15th.  This is a relatively close encounter for such a large chunk of rock, given the vastness of our solar system. But just what is an asteroid and where…

Quasar Group Undermines Big Bang Theory

Science Daily says: Dr Clowes said: “While it is difficult to fathom the scale of this LQG, we can say quite definitely it is the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe. This is hugely exciting — not least because it runs counter to our current understanding of the scale of the universe. “runs counter…

SAFIRE: A Real-World Test of the Electric Sun

Engineer Monty Childs, director of the SAFIRE project, reviews the design of a laboratory experiment to test the Electric Sun hypothesis. How many anomalous features of the Sun can be replicated by a glow discharge in the laboratory? Now that the SAFIRE experiment has been assured of funding, it appears that 2013 could be the…

The Holographic Universe

An interesting take on the nature of existence.  This follows both Alan Watts and Terrence McKenna’s take on the  nature of reality, as both have compared physical reality to a hologram. Playlist