Science Meets Social Media

Ordinary consumers, politicians, and celebrities expressed unhappiness with the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer report linking processed meat as likely to cause cancer. Reuters reported that negative tweets outnumbered positive ones by better than 6.5 to 1. No wonder health costs continue to rise as people bash careful scientific evidence in favor of…

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The Marrying of True Science and Intensely Spiritual

A marriage between two avowed enemies can be hazardous. Any two people who are absolutely certain that their view is the only right one will create terrible tension. Just look at the bloody battlefield between spirituality and science.If you are committed to both medical science and spiritual truth, how are you supposed to sort through…

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Marriage Made in Heaven

At the end of a presentation promoting the use of science and spiritual information together, a surgeon friend of mine began a lively discussion.His final argument was persuasive: if you want the very best in spiritual information you have to go to the ancient philosophers, find the conclusions they'd reached and put it together from…

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Science and Spirituality: Balancing the Incompatibles

At the end of a presentation about using science and spiritual information together, a surgeon friend of mine started a lively discussion.His final argument stated that if you want the very best in spiritual information you'd have to go to the ancient philosophers, find their conclusions, and put it together from there. He said that…

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Which Report Is Really Believable?

Finally, after two years of hinting of its existence, The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has released the Red Meat and Processed Meat Consumption and Cancer...A Technical Summary of the Epidemiologic Evidence, This 94-page report is intended to raise doubts that diets high in red and processed meat are linked to increased risk of colorectal and other cancers.

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