Religion on the Brain
Religion on the Brain
Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.
Religion on the Brain
Religion on the Brain

Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.

Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.

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Science Groups Pull Brigham Young University Job Ads
Science Groups Pull Brigham Young University Job Ads
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2019
Members of two geology societies voiced concerns about the school’s prohibition of same-sex relationships.
EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution
EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution
Kerry Grens | Mar 4, 2018
In audio files from 2005, the future Administrator of the EPA said there’s a lack of “sufficient scientific facts” to back the theory.
Opinion: Turkey’s Scientists Under Pressure
Opinion: Turkey’s Scientists Under Pressure
Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, Kirstin R.W. Matthews | Sep 14, 2016
The embattled country’s research enterprise is at risk following a failed coup, designed to overthrow a regime that shows continued hostility toward science.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2016
What Should a Clever Moose Eat?, The Illusion of God's Presence, GMO Sapiens, and Why We Snap
Science vs. Religion?
Science vs. Religion?
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2015
Two thirds of religious Americans say there is no conflict between their own beliefs and science, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center.
The War Rages On
The War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
Conflict between science and religion continues, with effects on health, politics, and the environment.
Book Excerpt from <em>Faith vs. Fact</em>
Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact
Jerry A. Coyne | Jun 30, 2015
In Chapter 1, “The Problem,” author Jerry Coyne sets the historical stage for his suggestion that science and religion are not compatible and never will be.
Opinion: Science & Religion: A Centuries-old War Rages On
Opinion: Science & Religion: A Centuries-old War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | May 18, 2015
While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2015
March 2015's selection of notable quotes
Opinion: Confronting Creationism
Opinion: Confronting Creationism
Ann Reid and Glenn Branch | Feb 7, 2014
Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Book Excerpt from <em>Buddhist Biology</em>
Book Excerpt from Buddhist Biology
David P. Barash | Jan 31, 2014
In Chapter 1, “A Science Sutra,” author David Barash describes how the ancient philosophy might form the perfect link between science and religion.
Indiana’s Creationism Bill a No-Go?
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 6, 2012
Support for legislation that would allow creationism and other religious views to be taught alongside evolution in science classrooms wanes in the state’s House of Representatives.
The Hyena Den, discovered 1821
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
A 19th century geologist and minister investigates a prehistoric cave full of hyena bones in his native England.
Religion and Disease
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 25, 2011
Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.