Archive for June, 2007
Do Stem Cells Grown From Unfertilized Eggs Have Souls?

Do Stem Cells Grown From Unfertilized Eggs Have Souls?

June 29th, 2007 / Religion / Comments Off on Do Stem Cells Grown From Unfertilized Eggs Have Souls?

The question, then, resolves around the meaning of life, of Pacholczyk's "human being." The blastocyst -- the scientific term for the group of cells descended from a fertilized egg ...

Unrest grows amid gas rationing in Iran

June 28th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Unrest grows amid gas rationing in Iran

TEHRAN: Unrest spread in Tehran on Thursday, the second day of gasoline rationing in oil-rich Iran, with drivers lining up for miles, gas stations being set on fire and state-run ...

Russia lays claim to North Pole resources

June 28th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Russia lays claim to North Pole resources

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has made an astonishing bid to grab a vast chunk of the Arctic, giving himself claim to its vast potential oil, gas and mineral wealth.

Possible 'Honor Killing' Foiled

June 27th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Possible 'Honor Killing' Foiled

"The victim advised me that his fiancée's family was trying to kill him, drag him into a car and take him somewhere, where he believed he was going to be ...

Chavez: "Malignant Narcissism"

June 26th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Chavez: "Malignant Narcissism"

Chavez: "Malignant Narcissism" WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Insecurity, "malignant narcissism" and the need for adulation are driving Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's confrontation with the United States, according to a new ...
The Battle for the Human Soul

The Battle for the Human Soul

June 26th, 2007 / Religion, Science / 6 comments

Graphic from IHT. The International Herald Tribune ran a fantastic article today, which illustrates the increasing futility of religions maintaining their doctrines of mind/body and spirit/matter ...

Who Loves Designer Vaginas?

June 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Society / Comments Off on Who Loves Designer Vaginas?

What are you gonna do about the fact that Mother Nature once again appears to be thwarting and mocking and then grinning like a wicked divine trickster at every cute ...

Cult Leader Pretty Cool, Actually

June 22nd, 2007 / Humor, Newswire / 2 comments

SANTA MONICA, CA—Despite accusations that Joshua Wyden is the dangerous and manipulative leader of a cult known as The Watchful Eye, a recent interview with the charismatic guru revealed that ...
$6 per gallon?  Get ready.

$6 per gallon? Get ready.

June 21st, 2007 / Energy Transition / 17 comments

Jim Wooten is howling because energy legislation being debated right now might move the US toward a more sensible and sustainable energy policy which could result in rising prices. What ...

Freedom includes being free not to believe

June 16th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Freedom includes being free not to believe

I see no need to attempt to rob other individuals of their beliefs, so long as their beliefs do not rob me of my freedom. We will not soon understand ...