The Briefing 05-25-16

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  • History lessons not learned: Mao's bloody communist revolution still grips China today
  • In attempt to subdue Christianty's growth, China's Communist Party removes crosses from churches
  • Technology outstrips morality in closed-door meeting where scientists discuss creating synthetic DNA
  • There's a 91% chance Hawaii won't get hit by a mega-tsunami in next 50 years—and it's making headlines

The Briefing 05-06-16

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  • Crisis in the sciences: Science magazine flags widespread flaws in scientific research
  • Agnostic scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson says its very probable the universe is a simulation
  • Do our senses lie to us? Scientist perceives the world around us is nothing like we perceive
  • Scientism and the Cult of Science: How science is replacing religion in the public square

The Briefing 11-10-15

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  • Obama immigration executive order blocked by court, sets up Supreme Court ruling
  • University of Missouri system president resigns in midst of racial concerns
  • Concern about trajectory of nation shared by both partisan groups, with problem differing
  • Study finds journalists, interpreters of news overwhelmingly identify as politically liberal
  • Authoritative view of science overlooks role of politics in scientific formulation
  • Morality looms large even in article on demand for 'natural' food for dogs

Has Man Created Life?

Humanity had better think hard about whether this is a journey we are ready to entrust to scientists alone. The most urgent question raised by this new announcement is not so much what it means, but where it leads.

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