Tag Archives: Religion

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 […]

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. Scientists have found critical thinking is suppressed in the brains of people who believe in the supernatural. Published in PLOS One, their study examines how the parts of the brain responsible for empathy and analytical reasoning […]

Most Terrorists In The U.S. Since 9/11 Have Been American Citizens Or Legal Residents

Most Terrorists In The U.S. Since 9/11 Have Been American Citizens Or Legal Residents

Last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel into the United States for citizens from seven countries for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The president said it would protect American people from the threat of terrorism, but is that really likely? Data from the New America Foundation, a […]

GOP congressman on climate change: God will ‘take care of it’ if it’s real

GOP congressman on climate change: God will ‘take care of it’ if it’s real

WASHINGTON (USA Today) Michigan GOP Rep. Tim Walberg isn’t concerned about the effects of climate change — if it exists — because God will “take care of it.” Walberg was speaking to constituents in Coldwater, Mich., last week when he was asked about climate change. Walberg, who has previously questioned the existence of global warming, […]

We’re living through the “most peaceful era” in human history — with one big exception

We’re living through the “most peaceful era” in human history — with one big exception

Studies demonstrate the world is becoming less violent, and that human warfare is on the decline. There is one aspect of the human existence, however, that continues to ignite humans to commit violence and atrocities against fellow humans. A major new study published by the Pew Research Center shows that religious hostilities reached a 6-year […]