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Tried and True: The Scientific Method

Any science experiment requires multiple trials in order to test the consistency of results. So shared BYU Chemistry Professor Jennifer B. Nielson at a BYU Devotional last month. When I heard her explain “experiment” this way and apply this definition … Continue reading

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Easter is a Big Deal

For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Easter is a big deal. After all, Christ’s atonement, death, and resurrection are central to the Church’s teachings. It is because of Christ that everyone will be resurrected, … Continue reading

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Stronger Together

Faith, grace, love, prayer, strength. I’ve come to better understand these topics over the past year because of a dear friend. A friend who, in fact, is not of my Mormon faith. Her faith has strengthened mine, and I hope … Continue reading

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Olympic Musings

The Olympics are always a fascinating time. We watch men and women who have dedicated their lives to their sport giving their all for coveted prizes – an Olympic medal, a dream come true, national pride. I was interested to … Continue reading

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The Land of the Free

I spent a fair amount of time thinking about freedom this week. The idea that keeps rolling around in my head is this: God prepared this land for the restoration of His gospel and the consequent blessing of His children. … Continue reading

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Home Away From Home

At nineteen years old, I was itching for adventure. (Weren’t we all?) I signed up for a summer program in London, and then—armed with a change of clothes, a stash of peanut butter bars, and plenty of pluck—I backpacked from … Continue reading

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Once in a Mormon moment

I was bored in lab one day and as I waited for some experiment to finish I stumbled across this very peculiar idea of the “Mormon moment.”  I didn’t know what the heck it meant, but one week later I saw … Continue reading

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Science vs all comers

A topic that has always fascinated me is science versus religion.  I love competitive sports.  I love combat sports.  I love watching great fight cards in boxing or mixed martial arts.  Quick shoutout: Good luck to GSP tonight as he … Continue reading

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Irrational and Proud of It

This week we have been talking about irrational faith in relation to the article Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman wrote about the book Caveman Logic by Hank Davis. Rabbi Mitelman asks if rational religious people are rare. I doubt Davis would … Continue reading

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Rational Faith

AB found a great article this week about the relationship, if any, between Rationality and Religion. After sharing an email exchange, Rabbi Mitelman, the author, poses the questions “can religion truly allow for critical thinking? And are rational religious people as … Continue reading

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