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A Religious Case for Scientific Literacy

A Religious Case for Scientific Literacy

“I haven’t been in a science class in a long time, but the earth moves closer to the sun every year—you know the rotation of the earth. We’re moving closer to the sun… We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off? Things are changing, but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can.” This strange case for the insolubility of climate change/global warming was uttered by a state senator…

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Why Religion 9: Ignorance is Bliss?

Why Religion 9: Ignorance is Bliss?

  Greater than the senses is the mind. Greater than the mind is buddhi, reason; and greater than reason is He—the Spirit in man and in all. — Krishna, Bhagavad Gita 3:42 Religion, so the story goes, encourages shallow thinking. It keeps us from having to deeply contemplate life, the universe and everything. Some of you will no doubt be saying, “Yeah, that’s right. That’s just the way it is.” Others will be scratching their heads and wondering what color…

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