Monday

The Briefing 06-12-17

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  • Religious liberals back in the political game? The left's complicated relationship with religion
  • Amazing new study shows that unborn babies can recognize faces while still in the womb
  • Military transgender policy, a pregnant "man," and the experiment in social self-deception
  • What new science caused Bill Nye to censor an old show where he connected gender to chromosomes?
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-09-17

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  • Can we really erase gender? MTV's gender-neutral prizes awarded for gendered roles on the big screen
  • Politics with a side of sports: ESPN doubles down on politics-infused sports coverage
  • Science, philosophy, and the origins of our 'post-truth era'
  • Stephen Hawking says humanity has just 100 years to find a new home. But do major media believe him?
  • And they think our worldview is strange: TIME reports aliens probably wouldn't eat us after all
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-13-16

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  • Limits of intelligence: Why are FBI and CIA disagreed on meaning of Russia's election interference?
  • The folly of Scientism: Washington Post opposes Scott Pruitt for "rejecting settled science"
Wednesday

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
Friday

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
Tuesday

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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