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Mano Singham

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Name: Mano Singham
Date registered: January 9, 2012

Biography

I am a theoretical physicist and currently Director of UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I am the author of three books: God vs. Darwin: The War Between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom (2009), The Achievement Gap in US Education: Canaries in the Mine (2005), and Quest for Truth: Scientific Progress and Religious Beliefs (2000). You can email me at mano.singham"'at"'case.edu.

Latest posts

  1. Facing death-1: Why think about it? — July 28, 2014
  2. More on the recent Obamacare rulings — July 27, 2014
  3. How religious is Hillary Clinton? — July 27, 2014
  4. US and Saudi Arabia cooperation — July 27, 2014
  5. Understanding Gaza — July 26, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. On the issue of banning commenters — 121 comments
  2. The ghastly doctrine of original sin — 115 comments
  3. The religious problem for the GOP — 102 comments
  4. The Chick-fil-A controversy — 98 comments
  5. The New York subway ‘jihad poster’ fracas — 94 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 28 2014

Facing death-1: Why think about it?

I have been thinking about death quite a lot recently. Circumstances have forced this topic to the forefront of my mind. Don’t get me wrong. There are no signs that any time soon I will be shuffling off this mortal coil, checking out, kicking the bucket, snuffing out the candle, or any of the other …

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Jul 27 2014

More on the recent Obamacare rulings

Last Tuesday we had two conflicting rulings by two different US Appeals Courts, one ruling 2-1 that the Affordable Care Act only allowed tax credit subsidies if they were offered through the state-run health care exchanges while the other unanimously said that such subsidies could also be offered through the federal exchanges. Since 36 states …

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Jul 27 2014

How religious is Hillary Clinton?

Recently I mocked Hillary Clinton’s assertion that “the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking”, saying that it was yet another example of her willingness to pander to voters.

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Jul 27 2014

US and Saudi Arabia cooperation

Saudi Arabia has one of the most brutal governments and repressive social practices. The terrible way it treats criminals and women and gays and indeed anyone who deviates from strict Islamic orthodoxy is legendary. Hence the US government’s close ties with that country and its reluctance to criticize its practices is noteworthy showing how the …

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Jul 26 2014

Understanding Gaza

As the reports keep coming in about civilian casualties as schools and hospitals keep getting shelled by Israel, here is a more detailed map of Gaza so people can have some idea of where the deaths are occurring. The map also gives more details about the blockade by Israel and the few entry points in …

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Jul 26 2014

Are films really longer now?

I have been railing about the fact that so many films that I have seen recently are too damn long and would benefit from much tighter editing. But is it in fact the case that films are actually longer than they used to be? I intuitively thought they were but the data don’t seem to …

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Jul 25 2014

Kickstarter project to buy CNN

The Daily Show decides that with all the mergers and takeovers in the media industry, the time is ripe to bid for the cable news company. You can see all the rewards you will get for the differing pledge levels here.

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Jul 25 2014

Reports of Israeli attacks on schools and hospitals

Richard Engel of NBC News says that the school that was hit by Israeli artillery was a designated UN refugee shelter which people went to seeking shelter from the aerial barrage. He shows one man who said his six children were blown to bits like scraps of paper. The UN official was adamant that there …

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Jul 25 2014

A very moving interview

Actor George Takei was a guest on The Daily Show and Jon Stewart wisely decided not to make it a yuk-fest with Star Trek jokes but instead spent the time allowing Takei to describe the time during World War II when his family were herded into barbed-wire enclosed internment camps for the entire duration of …

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Jul 25 2014

Nursing home evangelism

When I was an undergraduate in Sri Lanka, I was a member of a student Christian group and as part of our activities we did various kinds of charitable work such as helping in anti-TB campaigns and the like. We did not talk about religion when we visited the homes of poor people in the …

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