Thursday, May 2nd 2013, was the "National Day of Prayer". For the life of me I can’t figure out why. Prayer seems quite pointless — and not only to me, but to both the scientific community and the Bible.
Nonbelievers excluded from interfaith service, despite humanist community victims in Monday’s bombingSubmitted by ftcsadmin2 on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 15:26.
Nonbelievers excluded from interfaith service, despite humanist community victims in Monday’s bombing
April 18, 2013
Washington, DC— The Secular Coalition for America is disappointed and saddened that the nontheist community was excluded from the Interfaith Service taking place in the wake of Monday's marathon bombing—despite that at least two of the victims of the bombing were part of the nontheist community.
ARMY OF GOD: America’s Armed Forces vs. Their Nontheists
The Air Force Chaplain Corps provides spiritual care and the opportunity . . . [for Air Force members] to exercise their Constitutional right to the free exercise of religion.
—From the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps History and Mission (airforce.com)
I have always questioned the presence of, say, a dharma wheel or Jewish tablets adorning a chaplain’s military uniform. How can these displays not be seen as government endorsement of religion?
For the first time, synthetic biologists have created a genetic device that mimics one of the widgets on which all of modern electronics is based, the three-terminal transistor. Like standard electronic transistors, the new biological transistor is expected to work in many different biological circuit designs. Together with other advances in crafting genetic circuitry, that should make it easier for scientists to program cells to do everything from monitor pollutants and the progression of disease to turning on the output of medicines and biofuels.
Those of us old enough to remember the 1960's sometimes find life in modern America to include more than a bit of "deja vu."
Will the world end on December 21st 2012? Here's what one very well-known astrophysicist thinks:
"The 2012 end-of-the-world scenario is a hoax perpetrated by the scientifically illiterate on the scientifically under-informed. Earth is going to be here till the end of the solar system. The sun will die in five billion years."
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, author, and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
I was pleased to find this billboard on South Circle near Platte yesterday. I haven't heard any news stories about it, but I don't follow the local fox-tracks much these days. Has anyone heard anything about these. And, do you think the average church-goes would know what they are talking about it.?