Month: May 2005

Go Forth and Replicate

The age of human cloning has arrived. by Eric Cohen 05/30/2005, Volume 010, Issue 35 CONSCIENCE IS A SLIPPERY THING. In 2001, during the first few months of the Bush presidency, America engaged in a debate about the ethics of embryo research. The policy question was narrow: Should the federal government use public funds to

Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister

May 25, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Oprah is the affable Joseph Goebbels of daytime talk . . . of chick magazines . . . of Oprah seminars—and every other medium in which the self-anointed high priestess of the religion of Oprah has her hands. Through all of these, Oprah preaches “how to be your best

Prayer’s healing studied

Thu, May 26, 2005 By Matt Conn Marshfield News-Herald Some medical research supports what the faithful have long believed – prayer not only can help heal the sick and soothe the spirit, it may also prevent health problems. Throughout the United States, about 45 percent of the adult population prayed for health in 2002, according

‘Scopes Monkey Trial’: authors seek to set record straight

May 26, 2005 By Brooklyn Noel DAYTON, Tenn. (BP)–Tucked behind towering trees along the quiet main street of Dayton, Tenn., the grand redbrick courthouse once was the setting for a trial that continues to affect worldviews 80 years later. John Thomas Scopes, a first-year schoolteacher, was prosecuted by the state at the Rhea County Courthouse

Homeschooler Wins National Geographic Bee

[AP] A 13-year-old Christian home-schooler from Minnesota has won the 2005 National Geographic Bee in Washington, DC. Nathaniel Cornelius topped young people from across the nation to win a $25,000 college scholarship. It was Cornelius’ third straight trip to the national event. He also represented Minnesota in the 2003 and 2004 National Geographic Bees. Cornelius

Going to Church May Improve Mental Health

Spirituality Lowers Risk of Substance Abuse, Adds Meaning to Life, Study Shows By Charlene Laino WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD Thursday, May 26, 2005 People who regularly attend church, synagogue, or other religious services are less likely to suffer from depression and other psychiatric illnesses than those who don’t. Going to church

Girl buried alive thanks God for rescue

Officer tells of finding 8-year-old under concrete slabs Monday, May 23, 2005 An 8-year-old girl was found inside a trash container at a closed landfill. LAKE WORTH, Florida (CNN) — An 8-year-old girl who police say was raped and left for dead in a landfill asked for a pastor ‘so she could thank God’ shortly

Persecution of Converted Christians in Bangladesh

Christian Group Reveals Persecution of Converted Christians in BangladeshPosted: Monday, May 23 , 2005, 13:11 (UK) President of Christian Freedom International (CFI), Jim Jacobson has found increasing evidence of persecutions against Christians that are converted from Islam, during his visit to Bangladesh. He urged Bangladeshi authorities to stop such practices. The main religion in Bangladesh

Lawyer defends intelligent design – York Daily Record

By JOSEPH MALDONADO For the Daily Record/Sunday News Sunday, May 22, 2005 ‘The social implications of Darwinism have been disastrous,’ said Richard Thompson, the president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. ‘Nazi Germany used Darwin to justify a master race based on the idea that it’s survival of