US health officials are on high alert as a mosquito-borne virus that yet has no cure has struck six of the US states. The virus called chikungunya causes severe joint pain which can last for years.
The latest case of the virus has been confirmed by Tennessee officials as the resident of Madison County, has been tested positive for the virus. The officials, however, added that there was no transmission to other residents in the state.
"It will be more difficult for the virus to establish itself here," Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee told Tech Times.
Another Moronic Richard Dawkins Rant: 'Forcing a religion on your children is as bad as child abuse.'
Source: the Daily Mail
Professor Richard Dawkins has claimed that forcing a religion on children without questioning its merits is as bad as 'child abuse'.
In typically incendiary style, the leading atheist said he was against the 'indoctrination of religion' and teaching it as fact.
The evolutionary scientist, speaking at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival yesterday, was repeating claims he made last year which were roundly condemned by charities and politicians.
Source: RT News
A new telekinetic app operates with Google Glass to harness the power of the mind in order to control functions.
MindRDR, developed by British firm This Place, links Google Glass with another piece of attachable hardware, the Neurosky EEG biosensor, that picks up brainwaves, which the app then translates into action. A function is carried out based on the amount of concentration and relaxation by the user.
Thus far, MindRDR, available at GitHub from Thursday, is limited to taking photos and sharing them on social media outlets.
The app takes brainwaves measured by the biosensor and superimposes a meter reading on Google Glass’s camera view. As the user focuses more on the desired task, the meter rises in the Glass view, and the app snaps a photograph. Focus more, the meter goes up again and the photo is posted on sites like Twitter and Facebook.
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Wiping out memories at a press of a button – just like with a ‘neuralizer’ from the Men in Black movie – may soon become a reality. Researchers have managed to erase and then restore lost memory in genetically modified rats with a flash of light.
The study by researchers from University of California in San Diego, published in Nature journal , is the first cause-and-effect evidence that strengthening or weakening connections between neurons in the brain can influence particular memories.
“We can form a memory, erase that memory and we can reactivate it, at will, by applying a stimulus that selectively strengthens or weakens synaptic connections,” study senior researcher Dr. Roberto Malinow, a professor of neurosciences said in a university press release.
Source: Occupy Corporatism
Author: Susanne Posel
The information being discussed publically regarding climate change is purposefully skewed to convince portions of the population of one side of the argument (or the other).
Here some of the ways agenda-driven propaganda is perpetrated onto the public via “trusted sources” that use their status to sway their audience.
Shockingly, the same “climate change is real” rhetoric is coming for both Republican and Democrat camps and now the new targets appear to be Evangelical Christians.
‘Cosmos’ TV Host Says Scripture Isn’t a Scientific Source: ‘Enlightened Religious People…Don’t Try to Use the Bible as a Textbook’
Source: The Blaze
By: Billy Hallowell
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the new “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” television re-boot, spoke out against people of faith who use their “religious text as a source of [their] science” during a radio interview Monday.
Tyson, who said that science and religion “can be compatible,” told WNYC host Brian Lehrer that he believes problems emerge when religious people start looking at the Bible and faith-based texts as the basis for their scientific views.
“If you start using your scripture, your religious text as a source of your science, that’s where you run into problems, and there is no example of someone reading their scripture and saying ‘I have a prediction about the world that no one knows yet because this gave me insight let’s go test this prediction and have that theory turn out to be correct,’” Tyson said.
Religion Today Friday, February 21, 2014
At the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held this year on February 16th, Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund reported that 17% of scientists polled in a recent survey describe themselves as evangelical. Christianity Today reports that Ecklund (and other colleagues at Rice University) polled over 10,000 people, 574 of which identified themselves as scientists. This project (like her 2010 book Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Believe) was spurred by the pervasive assumption of many evangelicals that science is the enemy of religion, Ecklund explains.
In the old Testament, the inability to have a child was not regarded as a defect or illness, rather a decision of God. In many cases infertility was a judgement, in other times, simply the will of God.
In Modern times, technology has enabled us to fertalize eggs, implant eggs, chose the sex of the child, abort the baby if too many are created (Fetal Reduction) and a whole host of other procedures.
So, are infertility tratments a gift of God or Man playing God and defying the will of God?!
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