Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates: Why We Need Comprehensive Sex Education in the U.S

Abstinence-Only Education and Teen Pregnancy Rates: Why We Need Comprehensive Sex Education in the U.S

The United States ranks first among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. In an effort to reduce these rates, the U.S. government has funded abstinence-only sex education programs for more than a decade. However, a public controversy remains over whether this investment has been successful and whether these programs […]

Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs: Ineffective, Unethical, and Poor Public Health

Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs: Ineffective, Unethical, and Poor Public Health

The vast majority of Americans support abstinence from sexual activity for school-age children, especially younger adolescents. Yet, abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, currently being taught in many schools, are at odds with what most Americans want schools to teach. The public supports a broad sex education curriculum that stresses abstinence as the best way to avoid unintended pregnancy […]

Between Religion and Science. Georges Lemaître, Pope Pius XII and The Big Bang Theory

Between Religion and Science. Georges Lemaître, Pope Pius XII and The Big Bang Theory

Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), both priest and physicist, is the founding father of the big bang theory. In 1951, pope Pius XII saw in Lemaître’s theory a confirmation of the Christian doctrine of creation. Surprisingly enough, Lemaître opposed this official statement of the pope. According to him, a cosmological theory cannot be used as a proof […]

Life’s First Spark Re-Created in the Laboratory

Life’s First Spark Re-Created in the Laboratory

A fundamental but elusive step in the early evolution of life on Earth has been replicated in a laboratory. Researchers synthesized the basic ingredients of RNA, a molecule from which the simplest self-replicating structures are made. Until now, they couldn’t explain how these ingredients might have formed. “It’s like molecular choreography, where the molecules choreograph […]

There are 6 Scriptures about homosexuality in the Bible. Here’s what they really say

Yep. We’ve all heard that Leviticus is where the Bible straight-up says that homosexual behavior is an abomination. And yes, it does. It also says that homosexuals should receive the death penalty (!!!). It also says the same thing about eating pork or shellfish, charging interest on loans, and a whole bunch of other restrictions […]