Archive for December 12th, 2008
Center for Inquiry calls Vatican’s position on biomedical technology deplorable and scientifically insupportable.
The Vatican has released a 32-page document titled “Dignitas Personae” condemning numerous procedures considered “immoral” by the Catholic Church, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), the freezing of unfertilized eggs, embryonic stem cell research, and the testing of embryos to help identify those with defects. The Center for Inquiry, a think tank headquartered in Amherst, [...]
To what extent do we have “photographic memory?” In an experiment described by Discover Magazine, researchers showed 14 people nearly 3,000 images (at three seconds per image) and then immediately asked the subjects to point out what they had seen. They tested participants’ memories in comparisons of increasing difficulty. First, subjects were shown two completely [...]