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Category Archive: medicine

Dec 03 2009

Bogus miracles, fake news, intellectual and moral cowardice

Okay, this is fun. The other day we got an email from a fellow who described himself as an atheist, but who professed he was a bit taken aback by a miracle claim that had come his way, about a Florida doctor who is supposed to have prayed a man back to life. He pasted …

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Aug 18 2008

A thumb to suck, a skirt to hold

That was Isaac Asimov’s blunt dismissal of religion. And its appropriateness is never more evident than in this pitifully sad article currently on CNN.com, in which the point is made that “when it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans.” More than half of randomly surveyed adults — 57 percent — said …

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