Sperm donation, egg donation and surrogacy: Third party reproduction seems to be a "done deal" in Western society. Even ardently pro-life people do not seem to see the problems.
Hey, these techniques are making babies, not killing them. So what could possibly go wrong?
A lot of things can go very wrong. Let me describe just one: making the choice of your child's other parent into a commercial transaction. more >>
A bill to repeal Michigan's adoption of the Common Core State Standards that was introduced last month is making its way through the legislature.
There will be a second hearing before the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday evening regarding Senate Bill 826, which seeks to repeal Common Core.
Introduced by Republican Senator Patrick Colbeck, S 826 reads that if enacted it will among other things "protect state and local control of public education." more >>
We all need help thinking more clearly — you, me, U.S. Senators like Barbara Boxer. And denying it sometimes proves the opposite.
A hearing that was held last week of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works consisted of Senator Barbara Boxer of California, Alex Epstein, the President for the Center for Industrial Progress, and Father Robert Sirico, a priest and president of the Acton Institute, among others.
The topic was how the president's climate policies had impacted economic opportunity, national security, and related issues. As Mr. Epstein finished his testimony by telling a story from his book A Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Senator Boxer demanded: "Mr. Epstein, Are you a scientist?" more >>
Catholic seminaries across the U.S. are set to benefit from a three-year, $1.5 million grant funding program that will focus on the integration of science and religion when exploring life's deepest questions.
Doris Donnelly, a retired professor of religion at John Carroll University in suburban Cleveland, who is administering the funding to the Science and Faith in Seminary Formation program, said the idea is to raise "the scientific literacy of clergy," according to Catholic News Service.
"We want to be able to integrate science and religion so people in the pews don't have to check their critical mind at the church door," said Dominican Sister Linda Gibler, associate academic dean at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, one of the grant recipients. more >>
Experts of human evolution and anthropology have long agreed that modern humans have traces of Neanderthal DNA, but there exists no concrete evidence that will support the notion that some of us are a result of human-Neanderthal interbreeding. But an interesting twist revealed by a recent study headed by the Stanford University School of Medicine is suggesting that the Y-chromosome genes of Neanderthals may have been scraped off the human genome sometime in history.
The Y chromosome is the other half of two human sex chromosomes; it is the one that is passed from the father to the son. The study, according to Science Daily, is the first in history to focus on examining the Y chromosome of a Neanderthal since the previous studies were exclusively on sequencing DNA coming from Neanderthal women, while others used mitochondrial DNA that is inherited by the children, regardless of gender, from the mother.
Possible Explanation more >>
With Live+3 ratings showing 3.5 million total viewers tuned into the miniseries' premiere, "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" marked the fourth most-watched telecast of all time for the NGC US network and its highest total viewership in 2016 to date.
The premiere aired Sunday, April 3, "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Beyond Death." In episode one, Freeman explored the afterlife: how beliefs in the afterlife developed, how our reaction to the afterlife changed the way we live, and the rapid advances science is making for a "digital resurrection." The episode garnered a 3.0 HH rating and 1.1 P25-54 (Live +3). more >>