“The advantageous effect of religious belief and spirituality on mental and physical health is one of the best-kept secrets in psychiatry, and medicine generally," psychiatrist Andrew Sims writes, who has recently released a book that confronts a common prejudice.
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Critics of the Book of Mormon often argue that no evidence exists for contact between the ancient Near East and the Americas. If the thesis of Brian Stubbs’ "Exploring the Explanatory Power of Semitic and Egyptian in Uto-Aztecan" is correct, he has furnished precisely that proof.
Most people who have ever lived have vanished without leaving a single trace of archaeological evidence proving that they even existed. Lawrence Mykytiuk, however, has now identified 53 individuals in the Old Testament whose reality seems to be confirmed in inscriptions written during the biblical period.
National Geographic: This 110 million-year-old fossil of a nodosaur preserves the dinosaur's armor, skin, and what may have been its final meal.
"I do not believe in anything that is not physical–I only believe what science tells me is true,” is what a student of mine told me as he came into my office in the Spring of 2013. He was wrong. For this post, I will address ten things we cannot learn from science alone.
Most Christians assume that scientists who are atheists are anti-religion. I hear this stereotype a lot when I visit churches. And I used to believe it myself. But what I have learned in the past 10 years paints a different picture about how scientists feel about religion and spirituality.
To help women prevent rather than simply treat preterm birth, Adam Woolley and BYU chemistry Ph.D. student Mukul Sonker have created a small chip that will predict with 90 percent accuracy a woman’s risk for preterm birth.