Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect In The Folly of Fools Robert Trivers writes: “Depression seems especially sensitive to the placebo effect. Numerous studies have shown that genuine antidepressants account for about 25...
by yumyumbob2posted: 24 Apr 2014
Obama posts weekly addresses in which he usually talks about economic or social issues, however this week (April 19) he talked about the religious value of easter. It is not unusual for him to mention his religion, but...
by catphilposted: 21 Apr 2014
The Economist (19th April) analyzed the performance of Pope Francis as follows: (summarized version): When appointed CEO “of the world’s oldest multinational”, he had found a crisis situation. Pentecostal competitors were stealing...
by elconquistadorposted: 10 Apr 2014
I feel alone, but perhaps that's normal. Perhaps I just need to be patient. I basically lost everyone, or at least I lost their sympathies and genuine friendship (except my wife). Everyone in the church...
"The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity," Francis said. "This is something truly good, a gift from God." Beyond reason is the continuing theft of science by a...
by iespinoza11posted: 03 Apr 2014
I have an honest question for evolutionists. I'm sorry if it sounds like a stupid question because I'm not super learned in the topic. Evolutionists account for the complexity of life by means of random...
by kampinkarl48posted: 01 Apr 2014
When it comes to economics, one of the greatest tragedies of our modern era is the ludicrous amounts of income inequality deemed necessary as "incentive" to work hard. Somebody earning more money for doing a more...
by catphilposted: 28 Mar 2014
Tony Blair, writing in the Observer (26 Jan), said that religious extremism has become the biggest source of conflict around the world. Referring to wars and violent confrontations in places like Syria,...
by Pumpkin_Programmerposted: 23 Mar 2014
As someone with a naturalistic worldview, I have been interested in mindfulness meditation as a means of enhancing my experience of the world. Although I’m aware that meditation can be entirely divorced from mystical, woo-woo...