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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. Video games I don’t understand — July 31, 2014
  2. UNRWA official breaks down after Israel bombs yet another school — July 31, 2014
  3. Changes on FtB coming tomorrow — July 31, 2014
  4. Connection between religiosity and political partisanship — July 31, 2014
  5. Facing death-3: Generational deaths — July 31, 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 29 2014

Dancing your way into your pants

The things people think up. Call me square but I think I’ll put on my pants the old-fashioned way, one leg at a time.

Jul 29 2014

What is ‘terrorism’ and what is ‘self-defense’?

Kos-Gaza

In mainstream US media coverage of the Israeli assault on Gaza, the attacks by Hamas are labeled ‘terrorism’ while those by Israel are labeled ‘self defense’. But as Glenn Greenwald says, the sheer statistics of the current assault on Gaza reveals how the US media uses those labels in a purely propagandist manner.

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Jul 29 2014

It is not easy being religious

The Onion points out that religious people often have to deal with tricky decisions that for us atheists are no-brainers.

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Jul 29 2014

Israel’s assault on Gaza continues

Today comes reports that Israel has bombed the only power plant in Gaza as well as water processing plants, adding to the list of war crimes since bombing essential infrastructure necessary for civilian life is prohibited by the rules of war. Radio and TV stations were also hit. A refugee camp and hospital were also …

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Jul 29 2014

Facing death-2: My own attitude to aging and death

Like everyone, my view of death is shaped by my own life experiences. I became seriously ill with polio at the age of six and it was only as a result of the heroic efforts of my family and the skill of the physicians who treated me that I have had a full life. But …

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Jul 28 2014

More tricks from Richard Wiseman

Wiseman is an academic and amateur magician who periodically comes up with interesting little tricks and explains how they are done.

Jul 28 2014

The destruction of Gaza

gaza wreckage

Photographs from Gaza show the extent of the destruction. Here is just one.

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Jul 28 2014

Take that, Alito!

The Satanic Temple, the group that seeks to put its monument on state grounds that have allowed things like the Ten Commandments, has said that by virtue of the rights granted to religious organizations by the Hobby Lobby verdict (authored by justice Samuel Alito), it will exempt its own employees from state laws that restrict …

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Jul 28 2014

GCHQ’s activities

While the NSA has been the focus of much my criticisms, its British counterpart the GCHQ has been even worse in its disregard for people’s privacy. Glenn Greenwald has a new story out today revealing more of its activities and its propaganda techniques to manipulate public opinion.

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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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