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2010-04-19 14:38:44

Psychologist finds both good and evil actions improve performance of a physical task New research from Harvard University suggests that moral actions may increase our capacity for willpower and physical endurance. Study participants who did good deeds -- or even just imagined themselves helping others -- were better able to perform a subsequent task of physical endurance. The research, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, shows a similar or even greater boost...

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2010-03-11 08:35:00

High school and college students who understand the geological age of the Earth (4.5 billion years) are much more likely to understand and accept human evolution, according to a University of Minnesota study published in the March issue of the journal Evolution. The finding could give educators a new strategy for teaching evolution, since the Earth's age is typically covered in physical rather than biological science classes. Researchers Sehoya Cotner and Randy Moore, professors in College of...

2009-10-01 05:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "Is Religion Good for the World?" That's the controversial debate featured in Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Pastor Douglas Wilson; as journalist and atheist Christopher Hitchens collides headlong into evangelical theologian and author Pastor Douglas Wilson, in an explosive and thought-provoking new film. Collision gives viewers a front row seat to their passionate debate outlining their opposing viewpoints on whether religion is good for the...

2009-09-28 06:50:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmaker Shane Free's feature-length ghost hunting documentary "Investigating the Afterlife" will be released on DVD on September 29th and will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and Ghostchannel.TV. Conceived in the spirit of supernatural investigations such as those seen on the Sci Fi Channel's "Ghost Hunters" series, the documentary premiered to rave reviews at the Bare Bones Film festival in April 2009. The film follows Free...

2009-06-24 07:20:00

Thorough Education about Judaism, Christianity and Islam Provided in New Book TORONTO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half the world's population follows one of three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity or Islam. Yet many around the world have no basic understanding of religions other than their own. In Dr. Andrea C. Paterson's new book, "Three Monotheistic Faiths -- Judaism, Christianity, Islam: An Analysis and Brief History" (published by AuthorHouse), she presents a thorough...

2009-05-19 07:15:00

Arguments in Support of Theism: From the Good, the True and the Beautiful MINNEAPOLIS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "From the One, three; from the three, One." This opening sentence from "An Essay Toward the Other" (published by iUniverse) sums up the overall nature of this book. The One is God; the three are the eternal verities: the Good, the True and the Beautiful. A belief in God is called theism, and a basic distinction in the book is that theism is one thing, but that religion is another....

2009-05-07 06:40:00

HILTON HEAD, S.C., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- For centuries, humankind has pondered the existence of God -- posing the questions of why and how we got here, what are we supposed to do while we are here, and what happens to us when we die. Author Bedrich V. Hettich is proud to introduce "The Reality of God in the Universe" (published by iUniverse), a collection of 15 essays offering a modern "testament" about "who God is." The objective of the book is to provide humankind an understanding of the...

2009-03-05 00:44:07

Italy's atheists can ride the bus but are having trouble getting their message on them. The Italian Union of Atheists, Agnostics and Rationalists wanted to have a slogan -- The bad news is God doesn't exist. The good news is you don't need him. -- splashed on buses across the largely Catholic nation. But public transportation advertising agencies haven't been too keen on the idea and so far only two buses in Genoa have sported a watered-down version of the atheists' message, ANSA reported...

2009-01-23 16:10:07

The Texas Board of Education rejected efforts to continue to require children to study pros and cons of scientific theories, including evolution. Lawrence Allen Jr., who voted against including the strengths and weaknesses language, called for the board to do better at representing everybody in the process and not just our individual ideologies, the Austin American-Statesman reported Friday. The board was considering draft language crafted by a committee of teachers and education experts who...

2008-11-04 06:00:33

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) , today announced it will release its first quarter 2009 financial results, for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, and host a conference call on November 6, 2008. Hosting the call will be Paul E. Freiman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Matthew M. Loar, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The details for the call are as follows: Live Call: -- Date: Thursday,...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.