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 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

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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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What About Tea and Coffee?

by Allen Leigh, Contributor The Word of Wisdom (WoW), as applied by LDS leaders today, pertains to our physcial bodies, and the Lord promised the Saints who observe the WoW would: receive health in their navel and marrow to their … Continue reading

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Man as Co-creator with God

As I was thumbing through by BYU Magazine (Summer 2013), I came across an article by David Rolph Seely, a professor of ancient scripture. In the article titled “Apprentices in the Master’s Workshop,” Seely states the following after quoting from the … Continue reading

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The Word of Wisdom: A Warning from the Lord

By Allen Leigh, Guest Blogger Section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, known as the Word of Wisdom, was given in February 1833 and gives advice from the Lord about food and drink. A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit … Continue reading

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