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Paranormal Circumstances: One Influential Scientist’s Quixotic Mission to Prove ESP Exists by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee. On a winter afternoon last March, Daryl Bem stepped out of the psychology department building at Cornell University, dressed in a red parka and a woolen [...]
A Crisis of Faith in Science? by Rebecca Oas. If Laura Stepp at CNN is to be believed, conservatives who oppose the use of contraceptives for religious reasons have lost their faith in science and are abdicating the use of [...]
In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins by Frank Newport. Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. The prevalence of [...]
An Acceptable Prejudice? by Thomas C. Terry. It was a fairly typical lunch at an academic conference in the East after the New Hampshire primary in 2008. There was a smattering of endowed professorships and international reputations at the table, [...]