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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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The Miracle of Seeing Explained Scientifically

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9). I love … Continue reading

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Memory and Hope

When I was a college freshman, the teacher in my physical anthropology course reviewed the evolutionary history of humanity, as found in the fossil record.  Early on you have creatures with five fingers and toes; then there are the numerous … Continue reading

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Naturalistic Fallacies

How often do I justify my laziness in self-improvement and my resistance to institutional or societal change by saying that “I’m just like that and I don’t need to change myself” or “that’s just the way things are?” If I really believe that I, and others, have the ability to choose to overcome our natural tendencies, I need to be more pro-active in creating that change in myself and helping others to change. Continue reading

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What do we know about being “born this way?”

This has been one of the most exciting NBA playoffs for me in quite awhile.  Every series has been interesting.  Watching Z-Bo (Zach Randolph for you non-basketball fans) mature into a force of nature to hating the Heat and watching … 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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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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Uncanny Valley

This might be a little off the beaten path.  It is definitely out of the realm of my expertise.  Recently, I have been reading a little bit from some works by Masahiro Mori, a famous Japanese robotocist.  Almost 40 years … Continue reading

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