Monthly Archives: August 2013

Feed the World — with Combinations of Pollutants

by Allen Leigh, contributor A new report by scientists in the September issue of The FASEB Journal says that our food may not be as safe as we think it is. “This study adds evidences for rethinking the way of … Continue reading

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Microbes to Help Feed the World

by Allen Leigh, Contributor A new scientific report was recently released that gives hope for feeding the world.  The report concerns microbiology and is titled, “How Microbes Can Help Feed the World.”  Chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides are commonly used … Continue reading

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Is There an Inverse Relationship Between Intelligence and Religiosity?

According to Kimberly Winston writing for Religion News Service: A new study of almost a century’s worth of data shows that the smarter you are, the less likely you to believe in God. The study, conducted by Miron Zuckerman, a psychologist … Continue reading

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The Growing Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

The issue of the growing gap between the rich and the poor is the theme of the 2013 movie Elysium.  Despite the movie’s many failures, it does bring up an important issue.  According to Rick Searle writing for ieet.org: The … Continue reading

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Elysium: A Short Movie Review

Elysium is a violent and unsubtle sci-fi parable about the growing disparity between the very rich and the poor.  It was written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, a South African who was largely responsible for the surprise 2009 hit movie District 9, … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Bugs

My latest post advocating the consumption of bugs is at ieet.org.

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What Is Our Responsibility to Those in Need?

Three years ago, I purchased a short book titled The Moral Underground in which the author, Professor Lisa Dodson, paints a rather depressing picture of the way some corporations treat their low-income workers.  Her conclusion is that “helping the less … Continue reading

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