The United Methodist Church has rejected an Intelligent Design group's request to have an information table at the denomination's 2016 General Conference.
Reaffirming a decision from December, the UMC's Commission on the General Conference decided last week to not allow the Seattle-based Discovery Institute an information table at the Mainline Protestant denomination's gathering in Portland, Oregon.
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking believes humans might destroy the planet within the next thousand to 10,000 years, and suggests the only way for people to survive is to colonize other planets.
"Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or 10,000 years," Hawking said, according to BBC News.
"By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race," he added. more >>
Ever wonder what it would be like to have 8 million followers on Instagram? How would it feel? What would it look like?
Well, as a matter of fact, it looks a lot like a cascading deluge of notifications, streaming down a smartphone screen like a waterfall.
In a video posted to YouTube by a person doting the appellation "oramis mo," one gets to see what it's like to have that many followers, specifically the notifications process. more >>
Some may call it an example of the machines taking over. Other may dub it the inevitable wave of the future. We just think it's kind of cool.
Earlier this month a fellow who dotes the appellation "J majerus" on YouTube posted a brief look at a Tesla model S 7.1.
The automobile, in addition to looking quite stylish, has the ability to park itself, with the owner simply needing to click a button that turns on a feature called "Summon." more >>
Atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins says the best argument for God he's ever hard has to do with a deistic God as the fine-tuner of the universe.
Dawkins visited Google's office in Kirkland, Washington, to discuss his book, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, after which he took a couple of readers' questions. He was asked in a video published on Monday what is the best argument in favor of God and the best argument against evolution that he has heard.
Dawkins prefaced his answer by making it clear that he is not "in any sense admitting that there is a good argument," and insisted that "there is no decent argument for the existence of deities." more >>
So you were probably one of the tens of millions of people who watched Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
In both the film and many of the trailers, the deformed helmet of Darth Vader is shown to be in the possession of the villainous First Order fellow Kylo Ren.
Now some of you probably thought to yourselves, "Gee whiz, how the heck did he get his hands on that helmet? Wasn't it destroyed in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi?" more >>